When you are moving home there is so much to remember.
Once you’ve exchanged contracts there are still a lot of things to think about and to prepare.
When you get your moving date the checklist below will come in very useful.
You are usually given a period of time between exchanging contracts and the completion of your sale.
Don’t forget to:
Check your home insurance – make sure you have cover from the day you move in to your new home.
Get written quotes from several removal firms. Get references and check the limits of their insurance.
If you’re not using professional removers, ask friends for help.
Notify the relevant utility companies of your departure.
Start getting rid of possessions you no longer need. Decide which items can be taken to a charity shop, sold at a car boot sale, or offered to your friends.
If you need new furniture or carpets for your future property, order them now and arrange delivery for when you move in.
Start packing non-essential items such as books and non-seasonal clothing into boxes.
De-register from your doctor, dentist, and optician if you’re moving out of the area.
Visit the post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded (you will be charged a fee for this service).
If you have small children or pets, arrange for someone to look after them during the move.
Make a list of everyone who should know about the move. Send out change of address messages via email or post.
Finalize arrangements with your removal company. Confirm arrival times and make sure your removers have directions to your new address.
Arrange a time to collect the keys for your new home from the estate agent.
Notify the bank of any changes to direct debits and standing orders.
A final tip we’ve found handy for moving day is to look into a good local takeaway restaurant – after all, you probably won’t fancy cooking after such a busy day.
Thanks for reading and if you have any property-related questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’d love to help you.
PS: Want to get a SOLD or LET sign outside your property quicker? Call me or the team on 01935 277977 or 01460 477977 email: [email protected] for honest, expert, and friendly advice.