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Moving House in Edinburgh? Save Up To 70% On Your Removal Costs

Looking to move in or around Edinburgh? Compare My Move are here for you, giving you everything you need to know about booking a reliable removals company so that you’re prepared for a smooth moving day.

So that you know you’re in good hands, all of our removal partners have both Goods in Transit and Public Liability insurances and every partner must go through our strict verification process. 

Our experienced team work hard to connect you with up to 6 professional removals companies in the Edinburgh area, helping you save up to 70% on your removals costs. Compare removal quotes to get the best deal for your moving day with Compare My Move!

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You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a professional and reliable removals service in Edinburgh. With over 30 years experience in the removals industry, Compare My Move will only work with partners who have both Public Liability and Goods in Transit insurance in place, so you know your belongings are in safe hands.

Every partner is hand-picked by our team of dedicated experts who know exactly what to look for when it comes to a reliable and trustworthy removals firm. Our strict verification process ensures that you will only be connected with the most professional companies in your area.

Fill in our quick and easy form to connect with up to 6 removal companies in and around Edinburgh who can provide you with quotes for your upcoming move.

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    How Much Are House Removal Costs In Edinburgh?

    Compare My Move’s recent data shows that the overall average cost of moving house in Edinburgh is £1,204.27, cheaper than both Manchester and Reading. We found that the average for a 3-bedroom house move is £1,781.

    Your removal costs will depend on the size of your move, the distance between locations and the services you require, such as packing or dismantling and reassembling furniture. Our data shows that the average lowest removal costs in Edinburgh is £1,011.  Make sure you get the best deal for your move by comparing removal quotes.

    When is The Best Time of Year To Move in Edinburgh?

    According to our research, the best and most popular time of year to move in Edinburgh are the Summer months, with 11% of movers moving in June and 11% moving in August. With the potential for good weather and school holidays, this is an ideal time to move house.

    December proved the least popular month to move, with just 5% of people moving at this time. This is no surprise, as December is usually a busy month preparing for Christmas - not to mention the drop in temperature and risk of snow in Scotland. 

    Popular Months to Move in Edinburgh

    What is The Best Day Of The Week To Move In Edinburgh?

    The most popular day to move house in Edinburgh is Friday according to our data, with 31% of people moving on this day. As the gateway to the weekend, Friday is the most logical day to move for those not wanting to take time off work.

    In contrast, Sunday is the least popular day to move house. Not only does it fall just before the start of the working week, but many solicitors offices and estate agents are closed on a Sunday. If there was an issue on moving day, any queries for your conveyancer or via the estate agent would have to wait until the following day.

    Popular Moving Days in Edinburgh

    What Are The Top 5 Locations for Edinburgh Movers?

    Looking to move out of Edinburgh? Compare My Move can connected you with the best removal firms in the business. The most popular location to move to from Edinburgh is the bustling city of London, followed by Glasgow. Areas around Edinburgh such as Dunfermline, Musselburgh and Dalkeith are also popular. 

    Top 5 Locations for Edinburgh Movers


    1. London

    The most popular location to move to from Edinburgh is London, according to our latest data. The capital city attracts 4.1% of Compare My Move customers from Edinburgh, tempted by the offerings of the big city.

    Unsurprisingly, London is considerably more expensive than Edinburgh, with the average property price a staggering £983,374.

    2. Glasgow 

    Another culturally diverse Scottish city, Glasgow boasts Victorian and art nouveau architecture and is home to the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and the National Theatre of Scotland. 

    After London, the city of Glasgow is the most popular place to move to from Edinburgh, according to Compare My Move data. The average house price in Glasgow is cheaper than both London and Edinburgh, at £185, 512.

    3. Dunfermline 

    Located in Fife in Scotland, Dunfermline is a large town 3 miles from the northern shore of the Firth of Forth. The area is rich in history and heritage, boasting the royal palace and a 12th-century abbey which is the burial site of 12 Scottish Kings and Queens. 

    An ideal location to move to from Edinburgh, 1.6% of Compare My Move Customer’s move here, getting away from busy city life. The average house price in Dunfermline is £191,796.

    4. Musselburgh

    Located five miles east of Edinburgh, on the coast of the Firth of Forth, the historic town of Musselburgh in East Lothian is known for golf, it’s racecourse and the impressive mussel beds which lie along its shore.

    A quaint seaside fishing town outside of the city, the average property price in Musselburgh is £214,365.

    5. Dalkeith 

    Near Edinburgh, Dalkeith has an increasing population of workers who commute to the city from this historic town. Eskbank is considered to be the sought after area of Dalkeith, with many newer homes alongside large Victorian houses.

    The average price of a property in Dalkeith is considerably more than both Dunfermline and Glasgow, at £301,997.

    What Are The Average Property Prices In Edinburgh?

    The average property price for Edinburgh stands at £331,446 according to data from Zoopla. With stunning views, architecture and a wealth of culture, it’s no surprise that this Scottish city pulls in so many people every year.  

    Despite being cheaper than London, Edinburgh is still one of the more expensive UK cities, with house prices 3% up in the past year. However, there has been a drop in property prices in the last decade, with prices 34% down on 2007 when they average at £434,351.

    Average Property Price in Edinburgh

    From fans of Robert Burns, whisky enthusiasts and readers of the Harry Potter books, to lovers of art, theatre and history, Edinburgh has something for everyone. We’ve collected 5 areas within the city around or below the price of the centre of Edinburgh to help with your property search. 

    1. Leith

    In recent years, Leith has been transformed, with galleries, waterfront bars and cafes. With excellent food at the heart of the district, Leith is home to Tom Kitchin’s Michelin-starred restaurant, The Kitchin. The average property price for the area, at £258,890, is under the cost of a property in the heart of Edinburgh.

    2. Old Town

    Old Town, centred around the famed Royal Mile, is where you’ll find the medieval architecture and cobbled wynds dating back to the 12th Century. Ideal for anyone interested in history and heritage, Old Town also plays host to an array of lively bars and cafes and of course, Edinburgh Castle. The average price for a property in the area is £242,165. 

    3. Barnton

    An affluent suburb to the north-west of Edinburgh, Barnton is home to The Royal High School of Edinburgh, one of Scotland’s oldest schools, attended by Alexander Graham Bell and Sir Walter Scott. Barnton is also where you’ll find The Royal Burgess Golfing Society, one of the oldest golf societies in the world. The current average asking price for a property in Barnton is £336,781.

    4. Portobello

    Portabello is a coastal suburb of Edinburgh, three miles east of the city centre. The beach hosts regular beach volleyball and the annual Big Beach Busk events, with sailing, kayaking and rowing taking place on the sea. 

    There are Turkish Baths in the Portobello Swim Centre, a monthly local food market and a youth theatre, making the area an ideal place for young families. The average property price in Portobello is £287,113.

    5. Grassmarket

    Grassmarket is a historic market place and event space in Edinburgh. This vibrant hub, with its grand buildings and cobbled streets, is located directly below Edinburgh Castle. The current asking price for a property in Grassmarket is £346,142.

    It is here you’ll find the curve of Victoria Street and The Westbow, home to independent shops and restaurants and rumoured to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series. 

    What Is The Average Rent In Edinburgh?

    The average asking rent in Edinburgh is £1,324, with a one-bedroom flat costing £911 and a 2-bedroom house at £1,083 per month, according to Zoopla. We’ve taken a look at the top places to rent in the city which won’t break the bank. 

    Average Rent (pcm) in Edinburgh

    1. Newington

    The area of Newington and Southside is largely residential, although it is home to the Festival Theatre and the Pleasance Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This is also where you’ll find the Royal Commonwealth Pool and The Queen’s Hall music venue.

    The average asking rent in Newington is £1,471, with a one-bedroom flat costing £793 and a 2-bedroom house at £1,499.

    2. Roseburn

    Roseburn is a suburb to the west of the city, approximately a 20-minute walk from the city centre. It is home to Roseburn park, used for football and cricket and includes a small play area, perfect for families with young children. 

    The current average asking rent in Roseburn is £1,308, with the cost of a 1-bedroom flat in the area somewhat lower at £871 per month on average. The cost of renting a 2-bedroom house is closer to the overall average so be prepared to pay within the region of £1,208. 

    3. Peebles

    To the South of Edinburgh centre, you’ll find Peebles. The average cost of renting in the area is £1,163, with a 2-bedroom house costing £1,075 and a one-bedroom flat costing £900.

    Like many areas in and around Edinburgh, it is rich with culture and arts. Performances take place in the Eastgate Theatre, including music, drama, dance and talks. It is also a great place for outdoorsy types, with Glentress Forest, a base for mountain biking, just east of the town and walking routes to the west. 

    4. Leith

    The average cost of renting in Leith is £1,118, with a 2-bedroom house costing £1,492 and a 1-bedroom flat £860. Home to two Michelin star restaurants, the newly regenerated Leith is a haven for foodies. 

    5. Haymarket

    To the west of the city centre is Haymarket, where you will find an array of popular cafes, pubs and restaurants. The area is a mix of residential and commercial properties and is known for its Georgian and Edwardian architecture. 

    Haymarket is in the same price bracket for renting as Roseburn, being in close proximity to the area. The average asking rent for Haymarket is £1,308 a month, with one-bedroom flats costing £871 and 2-bedroom houses priced at £1,208 per month. 

    Some Happy Edinburgh Home Movers

    Here at Compare My Move, we aim to make moving easy by connecting you with the best and most professional removal companies available. Don’t believe us? - Take a look at just some of the fantastic reviews by our Edinburgh home movers below. 

    "Very friendly and helpful service dealing with my elderly mother in law."

    Kaye Cormack on 03/04/20

    Moving from Kirkliston

    "AZ movers were amazing. Buffalo was so helpful, he made my move day so much less stressful and they even remade my and my daughters bed for me! Can’t recommend highly enough."

    Natalie Russell on 29/03/20

    Moving from Edinburgh

    "Victoria was great at answering our queries and the team on the day were incredibly polite and helpful. Would highly recommend."

    April Wright on 28/03/20

    Moving from Edinburgh

    "David and joe been very professional and organised and there job
    They came on time and start loading and dismantling and after loading head towards unloading very professionally
    Thumbs up David and joe"

    Sadaf Tariq on 05/02/20

    Moving from Edinburgh

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    Data related to house removals (eg. popular day to move) is based on our own internal research on Edinburgh home moves, that occurred in 2018 and 2019.

    Data on average house price and average rent in Edinburgh has been taken from Zoopla and The UK House Price Index.