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Inform Gas / Electric Companies of new address
Arrange forwarding address
Redirect your mail
Inform DVLA of your new address
Inform any insurance suppliers
Check your car for the journey
Make a note of meter readings
Redirecting your mail
If you've lived in your property for many years, you'll have a bit of work to do updating people and companies with your new contact details. You can make this process easier by using the Post Office change of address service, this can take up to 10 days to come into affect and redirects all mail to your new address. You can use this service for 3, 6 or 12 months periods after moving into your home to avoid your post going astray. Once you have done this, tick it off on our handy checklist on the reverse of our flyer!
When to start packing to move home
The earlier you start packing the better. Begin packing the non-essentials a couple of weeks before moving day, alternatively you can take advantage of Stride Removals packing service then it's one less thing to worry about, we come in the day before and before you know it, its all done and ready for move day! It's also worth planning where all your furniture might go in your new home, this can speed up the unloading process as Stride Removals are very fast and efficient! Disposing, donating or recycling of any items you don't want to take with you is also worth doing as this can reduce cost and time of the move.
Preparing your home for the new owner
It is very helpful if you prepare an instruction sheet for the new owner. Include how to operate the boiler and house alarm, location of the meters, fuse box and stopcock and any information that is relevant.
You could label all keys or leave them in the lock they operate, don't forget shed or garage keys or keys for the window locks. Its also a good idea to ask or have it as part of your purchase agreement that the person you are buying from does the same for you.
You'll have to let any medical organisations know you're moving as well. Make registering at your new local GP a priority as there may be a delay in getting treatment when you first register. Contact the local Doctors surgery and also other specialists such as a dentist or opticians.
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