Sales and Lettings - Check list for moving within the UK or out of the UK or to
the UK from overseas
short list of helpful hints for those who are renting or buying
you are moving out of a property:
- Make sure you arrange to have your mail redirected. Pick up
the special form from the Post Office.
- Pay all outstanding home bills,
such as milk, newspapers or window cleaner.
- Don't forget the gardener
or domestic help if you have them.
- On the day of the move make arrangements
for young children - it may be best to organise a babysitter for the day.
after your pets by using proper pet-carrying boxes for them to travel in. The
RSPCA sells low cost cardboard carrying cases for cats and puppies.
If you are moving into a property:
- Check how everything
works in your new home, especially the central heating boiler and alarm systems
and where things like fuse boxes and stopcocks are.
the seller (if buying) to give you details about guarantees, contracts and instructions
for appliances and fittings. (If you are renting ask the Landlord or agent for
the relevant information).
the time that you can pick up your new keys. This is usually after 12.30 pm on
the day of completion. Remember that most conveyancers dont work Saturdays
and they will also want to be able to check if the funds have been satisfactorily
a time with the previous owners when you can move in you dont want
to arrive before theyve moved out!
If you are moving into rented accommodation check the move
in details with the Landlord or letting agent. It is quite normal to be met at
the property by a representative from an inventory company who will check you
and take meter readings and release the keys to you.
Send out your change of address cards. Why not combine them
into invitations for a housewarming party and of course invite your new neighbours
People you should remember to tell that you are moving:
An Alphabetical check list.
and / or Building society
& magazines subscriptions
dentists and opticians
for driving licences & local car tax office
gas and water companies
Revenue Tax Office
authority for council tax (or local equivalent)
organisations (AA / RAC etc)
savings / Premium Bonds
/ Propane gas suppliers
Office for re-direction of mail
associations and trade unions
/ cable TV subscriptions
colleges and universities
above has been compiled to assist people with rental terminology. We advise that
this information is for guidance only and cannot be relied on for accuracy and
that you should consult a qualified legal representative if you require full explanation.
© jml Property Services June 2005
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