Preparing For Your Move

BEFORE THE MOVE

Plan your move ahead including plan key dates such as exchange of contracts, completion, moving day etc.

Make an inventory list of all items in your house, work by room by room listing everything that you wish to keep a record of.

You may want to notify some of the following about your upcoming change of address:

  • Royal Mail (redirect your mail)
  • Gas supplier
  • Electricity supplier
  • Water supplier
  • Telephone company
  • Local council
  • Banks and Building Societies
  • D.V.L.A.
  • Insurance company

 

On the night, before of your move place all keys, manuals (boilers, cooker etc.) in an envelope marked DO NOT MOVE and store in a prominent place such as the kitchen counter.

Label any furniture that is staying in the property DO NOT MOVE using Post-it notes.

Please drain plants of excess water before we move them.

Please be aware that we cannot take any paints, flammable liquids, solvents fireworks, firearms or ammunition so please have a think about how you plan to transport or dispose of these items.

Cats particularly can become distressed by the moving process. We would suggest pets should be kept in a locked room or in kennels or cattery.

Having childcare arranged or help from relatives/friends during the moving process is recommended.

Unwanted furniture can be disposed of/recycled in some cases so please speak to us about this.

Please have a think about any access issues at your new property and notify us at any time before your moving day. Access issues might include problems getting a vehicle in the driveway or near the property, steep or narrow driveways, shared access or large numbers of steps to the property. None of the above is a problem for us but we like to know in advance.
When loading is complete you must make a full inspection of your old home to make sure nothing has been left in error – if your movers have to make a second trip as a result of items being left in error you may face additional charges.

Notify neighbours in both old and new properties before your move day about the presence of removals trucks. We will do our very best to minimise disruption.

Last, but not least, tea and coffee making equipment should be packed last in one box and marked urgent, open first.

DURING THE MOVE

Please make sure you have reserved adequate parking at both the collection and delivery addresses.

Try to be on hand on the day of your move. Explain and label any items that are not to be taken by your movers.

Make sure you have left instructions for the heating, alarms or any other appliances you are leaving for the new owner.

When loading is complete you must make a full inspection of your old home to make sure nothing has been left in error – if your movers have to make a second trip as a result of items being left in error you may face additional charges.

Provide your mover with your new address and drop the keys for your old house to your estate agent. Take the foreman’s mobile telephone number and give him yours. It’s important that you can remain in touch.

If you are completing on your new house on the day of your move it’s a good idea to be at the estate agents between 12noon and 2pm as this is usually the time they will be able to release the keys to your new home. If your there when the keys are released you will save time.

At the delivery address you will be required to direct the movers to place items where you want them. Label rooms to make reference to the parts of your new home easier.

When unloading is complete, our foreman will ask you if everything is in the right place. If you would like to see any items of furniture in a different position now is the time to tell them.

AFTER THE MOVE

When you have finished unpacking, please flatten the boxes, keep them somewhere dry and safe and contact us to arrange collection.

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