Moving Check List

Congratulations you’ve sold!

Moving homeAs soon as your sale has been agreed, the details of your offer and buyer will be sent to our team of experienced conveyancers and the completion process will begin. With a wealth of knowledge and years of experience dealing with the legal side of moving home, your dedicated conveyancer will be with you all the way from start to finish.

Our Promise…

  • Fixed Fee – With our conveyancing base cost of £599 Inc VAT save £100s in fees
  • Personal Approach – Your dedicated conveyancer will always be happy to meet you face to face
  • Online case management – Easy access to your case 24/7 with our online management service
  • No Move No Fee – If your move falls through, through no fault of your own, you won’t be charged a penny in legal fees

And here’s the best bit!

If we don’t get you an offer on your property in the first 30 days of marketing, when we do, we’ll give you a
massive 10% off our selling fee

Moving ChecklistIn any house move preparation is key to make the process as smooth and simple as possible. So to help you prepare for moving day, we have put together our ultimate moving check list.

Two to Three weeks before moving day

Book your removal van – If you require a removal van for moving day, just let your agent know and they will arrange this for you. We also have our own Luton vans available to book, with the added advantage that as we are dealing directly with your sale, we will know your exact moving date. Just one less thing to worry about.

Time to think about packing – Before you start to pack, it’s worth considering any items you don’t want to take with you. Barrington and Blake offer a Clearance Service for all our clients, from full house clearance to single items. If you would like to use our clearance services, please contact your local agent who can arrange this for you.

Labels and boxes – When packing for yourself, always make sure you have the right materials for the job and consider packing about two weeks before moving day. You can buy high-quality packing materials from our online store. Just visit our website to place an order or speak to your local agent. It’s a good idea to label each box with its contents and to which room it belongs to make unpacking as simple as possible.

Notify Your Bank – Let your bank know you’re moving and give them your change of address. If you’re moving out of the area, you may want to transfer your account to a branch closer to your new home.

Redirect your mail – Contact Royal Mail to arrange for the redirection of your mail. You can do this by picking up an application form from your Post Office, or call 08457 777888 for an application form to be sent out to you. Alternatively, you can apply online: just visit www.royalmail.com hover over Receiving Mail and click on Redirection. Remember, to arrange redirection Royal Mail needs at least 5 working days.

Notify your Doctor / Dentist / Optician – If you’re moving out of area, de-register and find alternatives nearer to your new home. If you are receiving regular hospital treatment it is worth speaking to your consultant.

Notify Your Insurance – Notify your insurance companies or brokers regarding: household, motor, life and any other insurances.

 Credit and Store Cards – You can fill in the change of address section when you receive your statement and return it with your payment, or go online and follow their change of address procedure. If you have any card protection insurers, notify them too.

 Notify your Telephone / Mobile Phone / Internet Providers – At least 2 weeks before you move, contact your telephone, mobile phone and internet providers to inform them of your new address and the date you would like the new number or services to start.

Notify Your Schools – Let your school know of your child’s leaving date and notify your new school as soon as possible.

Driving Licence – You can notify the DVLA of your change of address by completing section 1 on your licence and returning it to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BN, or you can do it online. Just visit https://www.gov.uk/change-address-driving-licence and don’t forget to update the address on your log book.

Subscriptions – If you subscribe to any publications / charities / organisations or clubs notify them of your new address.

And Finally, Don’t Forget To let Your Family And Friends Know – Now is the perfect time to let all your family and friends know that you’re moving and to give them your new address. Just give them a quick call or email or you could send them a personal change of address card. You don’t want them sending your birthday presents to the wrong address!

One Week to Go

Electric and Gas suppliers – Let your energy suppliers know you’re moving and notify them of the moving date.  Remember they will need at least 48 hours notice.

Milk and Papers – Pay any outstanding accounts and cancel any suppliers.

Garage, Gardens and Sheds – Tidy the garden and check your garage and sheds.  A couple of trips now to the local tip will make moving day run just that bit smoother.

The Day Before You Move

Washing Machine / Dishwasher – Its time to drain down and disconnect the appliances you are taking with you.  Secure the washing machine drum with the manufacturers brackets to prevent any damage in transit.

Fridge / Freezer – Clean the fridge and defrost the freezer you don’t want your freezer defrosting in transit and damaging your personal possessions.

Remember Where The Tea Bags Are – Make sure you know where the kettle, tea bags, biscuits and toilet rolls are when you arrive at your new home.  So mark the box clearly with the words Essentials.

Get a good nights sleep – We know it’s so exciting, but it’s a big day tomorrow so insure you get a good nights sleep.  We find wine helps!

Hurray its Moving Day!

keyIf you have followed our guide, you will have done just about everything to insure your moving day runs as smooth as possible.  Just a few last things to remember.

Meter Readings – Take your Electric, Gas and water readings for future reference.  This will be imperative for settling any outstanding accounts.

Pets – Moving day can be a little stressful for you but, imagine how your pets may feel with lots of people they don’t know coming in and out of their home.  It would be nice if a familiar face looked after them, so try and arrange family or friends to have them while you move.  It’s a big day for them too!

Your agent will inform you when your sale has completed and when the keys to your new home are available to collect.