A Moving Experience – Our Checklist

A Moving Experience – Our Checklist

When you are moving home there is so much to remember.

Once you’ve exchanged contracts there are still a lot of things to think about and to prepare.

When you get your moving date the check list below will come in very useful.

You are usually given a period of time between exchanging contracts and completion of your sale.


Don’t forget to:

- Check your home insurance – make sure you have cover from the day you move in to your new home if you havent already organised it from the poit of excahnge of contracts.

- Get written quotes from several removal firms. Get references and check the limits of their insurance.  

- If you’re not using professional removers, ask friends for help.  

- Notify the relevant utility companies of your departure.

- Start getting rid of possessions you no longer need. Decide which items can be taken to a charity shop, sold at car boot sale or offered to your friends.  

- If you need new furniture or carpets for your future property, order them now and arrange delivery for when you move in.                               

- Start packing non-essential items such as books and non-seasonal clothing into boxes.  

- De-register from your doctor, dentist and optician if you’re moving out of the area.      

- Visit the post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded (you will be charged a fee for this service).         

- If you have small children or pets, arrange for someone to look after them during the move.     

- Make a list of everyone who should know about the move. Send out change of address messages via email or the post. 

- Finalise arrangements with your removal company. Confirm arrival times and make sure your removers have directions to your new address.    

- Arrange a time to collect the keys for your new home from the estate agent.    

- Notify the bank of any changes to direct debits and standing orders.


A final tip we’ve found handy for moving day is to look into a good local take away restaurant – after all you probably won’t fancy cooking after such a busy day.     


Thanks for reading and if you have any property related questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – we’d love to help you.


Alex Britchfield | Partner | Davies & Partners 

01280 702867