Moving home checklist

As you get close to owning your new home, there are lots of things that you will need to do. To make this process a little easier we have put together this comprehensive checklist of things to do. 

4 WEEKS BEFORE...

  •  Order boxes, labels and packing materials
  • Clear out unwanted items, take to charity shops, freecycle or take to the tip
  • Go through your attic
  • Go through the garage and shed 

2 WEEKS BEFORE ONCE YOU HAVE EXCHANGED AND HAVE AN AGREED MOVING DATE... 

  • Gas Supplier
  • Electricity Supplier
  • Water Supplier
  • Telephone
  • Sky / Cable / On Demand / Video Services
  • Council Tax
  • TV Licencing
  • Broadband Supplier
  • DVLA
  • Car Insurance
  • Bank / Building Society
  • Credit and Store Cards
  • Loans
  • Inland Revenue
  • Accountant
  • Pension Provider
  • Passport Office
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Health Club
  • Newspaper / Magazine Subscription
  • Post Office Redirection
  • Work
  • Friends & Family
  • Boiler or Appliance Insurance

1 WEEK BEFORE...

  • Empty and defrost your freezer
  • Pack everything you don’t need in the next week
  • Re-confirm your removals company or van hire reservations
  • Make arrangements for childcare or pets 

2 DAYS BEFORE... 

  • Speak to the selling Estate Agent and understand the plan for keys 
  • Ask about any alarms on your new home and the code
  • Pack the final things you don’t need in the next day
  • Take down any lights and curtains you are taking with you 

THE BIG DAY 

  • Confirm final meter readings at the home you are leaving
  • Switch off power and water supplies if your home is not being occupied straight away
  • Lock all the windows and doors, leave window keys by the relevant window
  • Drop the keys off at the Estate Agent 
  • Take meter readings at your new home
Greenstone Chartered Surveyors
Northbourne Park School
Gatehouse Property Solutions Ltd