Have you ever wondered what the most common day to move house is in the UK?
National Moving Day is September 1st – the day when more tenants move house than any other.
In fact, 8.4 times more house moves occur on September 1st than average, and 34% more moves than the second busiest day of the year.
That’s nothing compared to Quebec, in Canada, though – where 50% of house moves take place on July 1st!
That means we think about 50,000 families move to a new rental property on September 1st alone.
Can you guess the least busy day of the year to move house?
If you guessed Christmas Day, you’re right – though we still estimate around 500 families move to a new rental property on Christmas Day a year!
What you should do to prepare
Here’s something that a lot of landlords don’t know: depending on the exact wording of the contract, a tenant often does not need to give notice to leave the property on the last day of their tenancy.
That’s right: if you haven’t checked in with your tenants recently, it’s really important to do so – especially if your tenancy is ending soon.
You don’t want to be left with a void period – and maybe an expensive mortgage to pay, with no cash coming in – if your tenants leave without giving notice!
National Moving Day is September 1st, and the most common day for tenants to move, so perhaps it’s a good time to drop your tenants an email or call.
Nobody likes nasty surprises!
You should get your property to market 3 – 4 weeks before it becomes available.
To prepare for National Moving Day, we’d strongly suggest getting your property advertised in the first week of August.
We expect – especially with COVID restrictions lifting – National Moving Day 2021 to be particularly busy!