Love your home, but wish it were located somewhere else? If you have owned your home for several years, then it may be worthwhile to consider moving the actual house to a different property instead of buying another. Here is what you need to know about how to relocate a house.

1 To begin, you will need to consult with your local building and code department in order to apply for the proper permits needed to remove and relocate a home. These will include building consent forms and project information that explains where you want to move the home, who will be responsible for the project, where it will be located and how it will be transported.

2 Contact experts who have performed this type of work in the past. Search for those with experience in the exact same type of structure you want to have relocated. For instance, if it’s a mobile home then there are typically quite a few options that you can locate online or by word of mouth, but relocating a site-built home is typically more difficult.

3 Consult with site-preparation specialists. The new site must be prepared in advance of relocating a house. Foundation, building and connections, utilities and other site preparation, permits, impact fees and other requirements must be in place before moving the home.