So, you finally have the keys to your new home and you’re trying to think about what to remember when moving house amongst all the excitement. Congratulations!
Now, you may think the organisation stage is over, but there are still many things to do. The excitement of moving may currently be the biggest thing on your mind, but this is why Joules Estate Agents is here to ensure you tick these last-minute tasks off your list before you forget.
Re-directing your post
A primary concern when it comes to knowing what to remember when moving house – your mail. Don’t miss out on any important information! Before you move, make sure you give out your new address to anyone who may need it. Whether it be friends and family, banks or more. When it comes to important accounts, be sure to make them aware as soon as possible as you don’t know how it could affect you in the future.
Sorting out your TV licence
With on-demand services becoming increasingly popular, it can be easy to forget about traditional television. With a TV license setting you back £154.50 a year, you probably won’t want to be charged again simply because you have moved. Simply let them know of your change of address and avoid any additional fees!
Unless you are happy to survive on your limited phone data allowance for the month, you need to arrange for your internet to be moved to your new address. Get in touch with your provider to discuss the terms that come with moving so that you can plan accordingly.
A priority on your list should be making sure your local council are aware of your new address and set up either a new direct debit or a full payment for the financial year if this is something you choose to do. You can do this either online or over the phone.
Registering to vote
Given our current political climate, voting has never been such an important public tool. And let’s be honest, you do not want to miss the opportunity to use your voice to help shape the future of the UK. Registering to vote is an essential step when you move, for both local and national elections.
Before you leave your current property, you should take your final meter readings. And when you move into your new home, take new meter readings to ensure you get the most accurate bill you possibly can. When you move home, you can stay with the same energy provider or change to a new one.
GP and dental practice
This is a particularly important step if you constantly require medical assistance, but everyone should notify their health services of their new address as soon as possible.
Finally, be sure to organise your buildings and contents insurance. Be aware that you will need building insurance from the point of exchange, not completion.
Find the perfect home with Joules Estate Agents
There are many things to think about when it comes to buying a property, but this does not mean you should let it interrupt the excitement of finding the perfect place. At Joules Estate Agents, we can help you find the perfect property in the Heaton’s, whether it be for you and your partner, to rent out or anything else. Get in touch to find out more.