How Much Are Removal Company Costs in Preston?
According to our unique data, the average cost of moving house in Preston is £1,536. This is based on a 3-bedroom property in the area. We’ve worked out that the lowest you can expect to pay for a removal company in the area is £995, with the highest amount reaching £2,076.
The cost of removal companies will depend largely on the size of the property, the distance of the move and sometimes the location of your property. It will also depend on which removal company you opt for. Remember that you can save up to 70% on your costs by comparing removal companies with us.
What Is The Best Time of Year To Move in Preston?
According to our data, the most popular time of year to move in Preston is in the month of April. This comes as little surprise as the spring offers lighter days, better weather and better moving conditions than in the winter months, which are often the least popular time to move. In fact, our data found December was the least popular month to move in the area, with less than 6% of our users moving at this time.
With shorter and darker days, the potential for poor weather conditions and the pressure of the festive season, many home movers will avoid December as it can often cause unnecessary stress during the move.
What is the Best Day of the Week to Move to Preston?
Unusually, the most popular day to move house in Preston is on a Monday, with over 20% of our users opting to move at the start of the week. In many parts of the UK, this is usually one of the least popular days to move as it is at the beginning of the working week. In some cases, however, it can be a cheaper day to move than Friday or Saturday, which may be why people in the area opt for this day. Friday is the second most popular day to move, more than likely due to the fact that it allows time over the weekend to settle in.
Sunday is the least popular day to move house in Preston, with just 6% of our users moving on this day. In addition to a Sunday move potentially having an impact on the working week, often many estate agents and solicitors offices will be closed on Sunday. If there is an issue during the move, this would have to wait until the following day for it to be resolved.
What are the Top 4 Locations for Preston Movers?
Preston has a lot on offer with the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and Brockholes Nature Reserve. It was voted the best city to live and work in north-west England in 2016, ranking 19th overall in the UK. However, for those looking to move out of the area, we’ve looked at the top four places people move to from Preston based on our own unique data.
We found that the most popular location to move to from Preston was Leyland, with an average property price of £186,522. Blackburn, Chorley and Manchester were also popular choices, with Blackburn being the cheapest of the four and Manchester being the most expensive.
Below we look at each of these areas, their average property prices and the average cost of renting.
The average property price in the area of Leyland, also within Lancashire, is currently £186,522. The area has seen just a 1% increase in prices in the last year, however, the majority of sales in this time were for detached properties which sold for an average of £261,316. For those looking to rent in the area, the average monthly cost is £540.
Blackburn is the cheapest on this list, with an average property price of £140,616. The area has actually seen a decrease in property prices, with properties selling for 3% less than the previous year. Terraced properties made up the majority of sales in this time, selling for an average price of £98,019. The cost of rent, however, is slightly more expensive than Leyland, with an average of £592 pcm.
With higher prices than Leyland and Blackburn, Chorley has an average property price of £206,271. This is a 9% increase on the previous year. Detached properties, the most sold property type in the area, cost £301,974 on average. Chorley also has a higher rental cost, with an average of £902 pcm.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Manchester is the most expensive on the list with an average property price of £237,678, a 13% increase on the previous year. The most popular property type in terms of sales volume over the last year is semi-detached homes, selling for an average of £262,076. Manchester is also by far the most expensive area to rent of the four locations on this list, with an average monthly cost of £1,160.
What Are the Average Property Prices in Preston?
Properties in Preston had an overall average price of £177,085 over the last year. The majority of sales in the area over the past year were for semi-detached properties, selling on average for just less than the overall average, at £172,490. Terraced properties sold for even less, for an average of £113,986.
The cost of property was up 4% over the last year, according to Rightmove, and 7% up in 2018. Unsurprisingly, detached properties were the most expensive property type in the area, selling for an average of £274,349.
We’ve looked at 4 areas within Preston to assist with your property hunt and included some important information about each area, including the average property price.
The village and civil parish of Broughton has an overall property price of £254,929 over the last year, 3% up on the previous year. Detached properties made up the majority of the sales in the past year in the area, selling for an average price of £309,176. For those looking for a home at a lower price, terraced properties fetched an average of £146,830.
This quintessential English village within Preston has an average house price of £279,186, a considerable 16% increase on the previous year. Detached properties proved to be the most popular but also the most expensive property type, selling for an average of £354,395 according to Rightmove.
The unusually named Goosnargh has seen a staggering 47% increase in property prices, with selling for an average of £337,343. Rightmove reported that semi-detached properties made up the majority of the sales, selling for an average of £292,336. Detached properties were unsurprisingly the most expensive property type, selling for an average price of £443,467.
Another unusually named area of Preston, Woodplumpton is the most expensive on our list, with an average property price of £483,493. This area has also seen a large increase in house prices, up 32% on property prices in 2019. Detached homes were the most sold property type over the last year, selling for an average of £546,100.
What is the Average Rent in Preston?
For those currently not looking to buy a property, renting is also an option in Preston, with various areas to choose from. On average, the cost of rent is £1,027 pcm, although this varies depending on where you decide to live. However, for the most part, we found the prices were relatively consistent across the area.
Property portal Zoopla reports that a one-bedroom flat in Preston is available for an average of £521 pcm, with two-bedroom houses costing an average of £657 per month. Below we’ve looked at four locations in Preston, including the overall average rental costs, the monthly cost of a one-bedroom flat and for two-bedroom houses.
The average monthly cost of renting for the area of Fulwood, located in the North of Preston, is currently £1,051. The difference in cost between a one-bedroom flat and a 2-bedroom flat is minimal according to Zoopla, at £514 pcm and £576 pcm respectively.
A suburb of Preston, Ashton-on-Ribble is the most expensive on the list with an average monthly renting cost of £1,149 a month. As with Fulwood, there is little difference between the cost of a one-bedroom flat and 2-bedroom house, with a one-bedroom flat costing on average £535 pcm and a 2-bedroom house costing £587 pcm.
The civil parish of Lea is formed of the villages Lea Cottam and Lea Town. Renting in this area is on average £1,106pcm. Flats are considerably cheaper, with a one-bedroom flat costing £460 pcm. For those looking for a property with more room, 2-bedroom houses can be rented for an average of £590 pcm.
Penwortham, in the south of Preston, is another area suitable for those looking to rent, with an average monthly cost of £1,018. One-bedroom flats cost on average £526 pcm, but for those looking for an additional bedroom and more space, 2-bedroom houses can be rented for an average monthly cost of £678.