Moving Guide for Tenants
If you are new to lettings or property in general, there are a number of things that need to be completed before any sales or rentals can be agreed. If you are new to letting, then you may or may not be aware of this already.
Typically, the most common areas that require action are the following:
- Understanding dates
If you are able to get through these points relatively stress free, then you are already on your way to an easy relocation.
It is so important to get your dates organised when moving, whether you are a homeowner or a tenant. Just as if you were purchasing a property, understanding when contracts need to be submitted and signed can really effect the speed of your move.
It’s worth staying in contact with your letting agent or private landlord to understand whereabouts your application is. If there is anything that is incomplete, you will be able to remain ahead of the game and get things moving quickly.
Prepare early and relax late. Prepare any large items for moving as soon as you have a confirmed moving in date. Realistically, if your moving in date is still three or four weeks away, it may be worth getting your items ready approximately 2-weeks before you leave.
Items such as large kitchen appliances such as fridge-freezers, dishwashers and microwaves should be correctly packaged ready for delivery. Make sure that you defrost your freezer and give it a good clean as it is a prime opportunity.
Dishwashers will need to be correctly disconnected from water supplies by a professional plumbing contractor.
Generally speaking, when you move property, new furniture is almost always purchased. Make sure that you confirm delivery dates with your chosen courier in line with your actual moving in date.
The last thing you need is to worry about deliveries arriving before you have even left your existing home. Confirm with the store that you purchased your items from and try to arrange for a specific delivery time slot.
Pack your delicate items away correctly. Use removal equipment and protective packaging such as bubble-wrap, packing paper and cardboard boxes. These will help protect fragile items such as glass, vases, mugs, picture frames and anything that you would consider valuable and fragile.
It doesn’t really matter if you are moving locally or nationally – getting your removal team in place is extremely important. Of course, not every tenant will need a removal company.
To save money, consider asking close friends and family members to see if they can help you out. A typical removal company will charge by the hour and it is always difficult to put an exact time frame on transportation as you never know what the traffic will be like. Of course, if you do manage to get through relatively traffic free, there is the amount of time it will take to unload your items.
Author Bio: This article was written by Ed Davis, Co-Owner and contributor for Davis and Mac, a traditional Man and Van in London.