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People are moving the most in Birmingham

Birmingham, Leeds and Cornwall are amongst the nation’s home mover hotspots, research from home setup service Just Move In has found.

In Birmingham 1,967 people have sold up, followed by 1,889 in Leeds and 1,483 in Cornwall.

Despite the problems posed by coronavirus, 130,000 homeowners across England and Wales have already sold their homes and made a move in 2020.

Ross Nichols, co-founder of Just Move In, said: “It’s great to see there are plenty of pockets of the property market where homeowners are on the move despite the obstacles posed by COVID-19.

“We know home moving is an incredibly stressful process and to reduce this stress we often stick with our current utility providers. However, this isn’t always the best option and as well as saving money, moving to a new provider could also mean a better service and better value for our money.

“Our previous research found that the average home mover saves £350 when switching supplier, which is nearly £700,000 that could have been saved in Birmingham during 2020 alone.

“This saving is all the more significant now, in what are much tougher financial times for many, so we’re proud to help home movers across the nation tighten their belts whilst improving the service they receive.”

Within the capital, Bromley has seen the highest number of home moves so far this year with 779 transactions.

Wandsworth (686), Croydon (665), Havering (579) and Barnet (577) are also amongst the boroughs to see the highest level of home moves.