We were given notice at the start of last month, completely out of the blue and it really threw us through a loop. While we had planned on looking for a new, bigger place this year, we were aiming on saving cash and moving when it best suited us - and definitely with a lot more notice!
Despite having two to three months to move, we decided that doing so sooner rather than later was the best option and took away some of the uncertainty that we faced. This meant engaging - as my husband calls it - superwoman mode to find a house that we could stay in for the long-term, that ticked all of our boxes, that allowed cats and that didn't cost an arm and a leg. In the end, we applied for the third house I went to see and moved in a couple of weeks later, less than four weeks after getting our notice.