What to Know When Moving to a New Property
Moving is difficult, but it’s a sign of accomplishment. After you move, you have more tasks to complete, not less. Many people make a list of tasks to do before they unpack. Here are some examples:
#1: Give A Proper Inspection Of The Property
Sometimes moving can be quite stressful and demanding. Thus, it is crucial to take a proper break after moving. However, you should make sure that you check the property carefully. This is particularly important given that you need to ensure that everything is in order after the move.
You should make sure that you check the electrical fixtures and appliances of the property. Begin with the kitchen equipment and then move further on to other areas of the house. You also need to check if there are any damaged areas of the property. If you find them, you should proceed to get them repaired.
Another inspection that you need to do is check your belongings. You should make sure that you check if all of your belongings were transported safely.
#2: Check The Status Of Your Home Insurance
Moving to a new property is sometimes quite challenging. Thus, it is crucial to make sure that everything is in order so that you can enjoy living in your new home. Before heading out for some chores, you should check your home insurance coverage.
You might be in for a rude awakening if your items are not insured. This is particularly important to keep in mind when moving to another location. You should make sure that you have the correct insurance from your house insurance or removal company, at Braithwaite’s Removals ltd we have new for old goods in transit insurance so it’s best to check if getting other quotes from removal companies that they have new for old and not like for like insurance.
#3: Inform Your Lender Of Your New Address
Another task that you need to perform is informing your lender of your new address. If you are in an active mortgage, you will need to inform them of your new address. This is particularly important if the lender has homeownership insurance with them.
4#: Declutter Items You Don’t Need Before Your Move
Getting rid of items you do not use or want anymore is an important aspect of moving, and another way of keeping your moving costs down. Because you are going to need room to store other important things that you possess.
#5: Change the Locks
Changing the locks will most likely be forgotten in the whirlwind of moving home, but it is frightening to think how many people could have duplicate keys to your new house.
Moving home is an extremely stressful ordeal so it is no surprise that securing your new property by changing the locks can be overlooked. However, unless you knew and trusted the previous owners it is unlikely that you will know exactly how many sets of keys were cut and are in circulation for your new home.
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