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Preparing to move home

Agreeing a move date

Choosing the date for your sale to complete is dependent on how your sale or purchase is moving on and the circumstances of others in your chain.  Where possible we recommend keeping clear of peak times such as bank holidays, end of school terms and even Fridays.

Make sure you keep in regular contact with your agent and your solicitors (Intercounty will regularly call you too) to stay ahead of the game by knowing everyone's current situation and thoughts on dates.  Don't just leave it to chance.

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4 to 6 weeks before your moving date?

Organise the removals.

  • Get and compare quotes from removal firms.
  • Ask if you need to pay extra for insurance or packing.
  • Ensure the removal firm is a member of the Association of Removers and Storers.
  • Make sure that you read your contract so that you know what to do if any of your goods get damaged in the move and check your household insurance.
  • Make a list of everything to be moved and give a copy to the removal firm.
  • Make a list of the utility companies you need to contact or use our compare and switching service - .
  • Consider paying to have your mail redirected by the post office.
  • Start packing anything that you won’t need before you move.
  • Give to charity or bin anything you don’t need anymore.

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1 week before your moving date?

Be ready to leave:

  • Cancel any regular deliveries such as papers and milk.
  • Defrost your freezers a couple of days before the move.
  • If the removal company aren’t supplying boxes you will need to get some.
  • Organise for final readings of your water/gas/electricity meters (72 hours notice may be required by
  • Arrange for your telephone number to be transferred if you are moving locally or your final bill to be sent if you are not.
  • Let your friends and relatives know where you are moving to and when.
  • Get rid of anything you don’t need.
  • Plan where the furniture is going to go in your new home.
  • When you have packed a box remember to label it so you know what is in it and the removal company know where it needs to go.

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On the day?

Put together an essentials kit that you can keep close to hand:

  • Kettle, Tea /Coffee, Plates, cutlery, toiletries and toilet roll, cleaning materials, bed linen, important documents (passports etc) keys to your new home, childrens favourite toys.
  • Take all your final meter readings.
  • Make sure all appliances are turned off.

Have a last look around to make sure you haven’t left anything behind.

Your buyer's conveyancer electronically pays off the remaining balance of the purchase price to the seller's conveyancer. This is known as completion.

Once the money is received by the seller's conveyancer, they will inform the estate agent that the keys to the property can be released. The buyer can now move in.

Enjoy your new home!

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We will stay in touch and would very much like to hear your feedback on how well you think we managed your move.  We hope you enjoy your new home.

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