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Guide for moving home

This guide is for people considering, or in the process of, moving home.

Guide for moving home

There’s so much to get excited about when moving to a new house – perhaps the opportunity to start fresh, meet new people and try new things, for example. Don’t let the logistics of moving home turn that excitement to stress. You just need to plan, prepare – and pack.

Tips to make your home move a success

  • Declutter
  • Get packing boxes and vacuum storage bags
  • Start packing
  • Book your van – or removal company
  • Update your address- or redirect your post
  • Make sure you know key information about your new home
  • Final bills for utilities
  • Pack an essential day 1 bag

Read tips on moving home

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Learn more about stamp duty

Stamp duty land tax is a tax you must pay if you buy a property over a certain value in England and Northern Ireland. Buyers in Scotland pay Land and Buildings Transactions Tax, and buyers in Wales pay Land Transaction Tax.

Find out more

HPP - How much are my payments?

Buying or refinancing a property is a major decision. To help you make the right choice, we have produced a calculator to give an indication of the payments that you would need to make.

Please use the calculator to consider your options, or go to our secure online system which allows you to proceed to an online application form.

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A - Z of moving home

Learn more about moving home with our glossary of terms.

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    Expat home finance

    If you're a UK expat working overseas our expat home finance could help you invest back home.

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    Finance calculators

    To help you make the right choice about your finance, we have produced a number of calculators.

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Frequently asked questions

We answer some frequently asked questions about home finance.