Are you Ready for Moving Day?

There’s so much to do before you move home, but our check-list will help you prepare:
 

Two months before you move

  • Book time off work.
  • Find a new school for your children.


Six weeks before

 

Four weeks before

  • Search online to find the best T.V., telephone and internet providers for your new address.
  • Find the cheapest energy tariffs for your new home.
  • Start packing!


Two weeks before

  • Think about what you’ll need for your first day in your new home and put together a survival kit!
  • Pay your final bills.
  • Update your address with your TV licence, bank, credit providers, insurance providers, and any pensions and investments you may have.
  • Redirect your mail.
  • Register to pay council tax for your new home.
  • Arrange a professional cleaner if you don’t want to do the final clean yourself.


The day before

  • Walk through your house and make sure everything is accounted for.
  • Make sure you have the keys to your new home, or have arranged to collect them.
  • Write a card for the new owners and include any handy tips about the property and local area.

 

The day of the move

  • Take a photograph of your meter readings.
  • Take one final look around to see if you've forgotten anything.
  • Check that all windows are secure and water, gas and electricity supplies are switched off.
  • Make sure you're present when the removal crew arrives so you can guide them around the house.
  • When the removal company unloads your furniture at your new place, check for any damage.
  • Say hello to the neighbours.


Once you're in your new home

  • Switch utility providers. 
  • If necessary, upgrade locks to comply with your insurance policies.
  • Update the electoral register, as you won’t be automatically registered to vote. You can register to vote on GOV.UK.
  • Register with a local doctor and dentist.
  • Sample the local area's delights, such as restaurants, pubs and other social activities.