Moving home

Tips to help you plan for moving

Thinking of moving? Read our tips on how to choose a location, weigh up the cost, sort out your mortgage and make plans for moving day and beyond.

Deciding to move

If you’re planning to move, why not see if you could get some help from the mortgage guarantee scheme? You can apply for the scheme if you have a deposit of between 5% and 9.99% of the purchase price of the home you’re moving to. Then take a look at some tips to help you understand your options, from costs to location, and the process of selling your current home.

The cost of moving

We’ve rounded up all the potential costs of moving, from Stamp Duty to legal fees, to help you make plans and budget accordingly.

Choosing a location

One house-seeker reveals the questions he considered when looking for somewhere to live, and explains how he used apps and social media to help.

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Saving for your move

We have a range of savings accounts to choose from, including instant access and fixed rate accounts that come with some access to your money if you need it. We also offer a range of cash ISAs that could help you reach your goals faster, plus, it’s easy to track and manage your savings online – so you’re always in control. Take a look to see what could suit you. T&Cs and eligibility criteria apply.

How to organise your move

There’s plenty to think about when you’re considering moving to a new home – we’ve got some tips to help you make plans.

The process of moving house

Try some tools to help you work out your finances for moving, and get some tips on how to organise the move.

Try our mortgage calculators

Work out how much you could borrow based on your income and deposit, and see examples of monthly payments for various types of mortgage.

Get an Agreement in Principle

Before you start hunting for a new home, see if you could borrow the amount you need. It takes about 15 minutes, and won’t affect your credit rating.

Using online estate agents

If you’re thinking about whether to use a high-street or online-only estate agent, take a look at some of the issues you might want to consider.

How to organise for moving day

Read our tips to help you prepare for your big move, from booking a removals service and sorting out final utility bills to finding your new stopcock.

Porting your mortgage

You might be able to take your current mortgage to your new home. You could also apply for a new rate or to borrow more. 

Settling in to your new home

Think about ways to protect your home and make the most of your new home and community.

Barclays Home Insurance

You’ll need buildings insurance for your new home, and it’s a good idea to protect your contents too. See how we can help.

Your new neighbourhood

Moving to a new area can be an exciting time. Read some stories from people who’ve made the move to see how you can make a success of settling in.

Spruce up your new home

Check out our easy-to-do fixes that will give your living space a revamp – from adding bold colour accents to rethinking the lighting.

Make your house a home

There’s a lot to consider when you move house, like all the little extras you’ll need to make it feel like home. See how a Barclaycard could help you spread the cost of purchases for up to 12 months. T&Cs apply. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history.

Improving your home

Transform it into a special place

Whether it’s building a kitchen extension or just painting walls, a refresh could add value to your home and turn it into a place you won’t want to leave.