More than a million days wasted every year sorting out house moves
It takes almost two whole days for buyers to arrange the key elements of a house move including booking removals and switching utilities, according to figures from moveme.com. They also estimate that a further 25 hours per move is used on tasks such as finding a new school, registering with the doctor’s and updating the electoral register.
Meanwhile, a report from Rightmove suggests 82% of people spend one at least one hour per day looking at property online during the period they are actively looking for a new home. Around 14% spend more than three hours doing so.
However, the figures also suggest that 55% of people in Britain still looking at property online even if they are not looking to move, checking to see which neighbours might be about to sell up, fantasy window shopping or just curious to see what’s on offer. The majority of this group claim to spend between one and two hours searching for property every day (38%), while 5% claim to spend three hours plus. Searches during work time account for 28% of this property hunger.Online House Hunter
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