Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by Marie Bautista
We think we know the process of moving house and what it takes, even if we’ve never moved before. First we put our house on the market, and then look for properties to move into. If we get a good offer, we might negotiate a better price, and then accept. To put it simply, our administrative tasks are carried out by the housing agent we use, and lawyers look over the contract. We find a house, and we do the same. Home inspectors check for inconsistencies and make sure everything is above board.
If everything is fine, then we might begin the process of moving. This can take a little time to achieve, but hopefully, it will go seamlessly. We set a date to move, consider life administration such as leaving our job set for another position elsewhere, and then hire moving services to safely bring our property from A to B, setting up our new house as we arrive.
But sometimes, while these plans are important, it can ignore a vast array of possible considerations worth knowing before you move. In this post, we’ll detail a few of those worth understanding:
Property Maintenance May Be Needed, More Than Surface Level
Property maintenance is an essential element of keeping a home, of course, but it may be that despite a successful house inspection, the property itself may use a little more work to fit to your standard. A window and door company that can help fit hurricane protections, for example, could be a perfect idea when moving into the new space and in a given location prone to them.
Basic Utilities May Be Cut Off If Not Prepared
Before moving in, it’s always important to arrange for utilities to at least be available sooner after you get there. Going without power and water for a day might be doable, but any longer than that and you’ll suffer from unhabitable conditions. Make sure you know the exact date the water company will supply, and the power will be restored. You can wait for internet a little longer, but know when the router will be fitted and the new network cable will be installed. It’s measures like these that make the most difference.
Securing Your Property Is Your Task
Of course, you know that looking after the property and caring for it is your responsibility. But this will also extend to changing the locks, cleaning up the property to your standard, fitting new gates if you wish for them, and even dealing with the unsolicited fliers through the door via signage. It will mean making sure you engage in new relations with the neighbors so you can talk to one another and keep each other aware of going’s on in the area, and it means getting used to a new house by implementing safety features your family might need, like a new handrail on the staircase or safety gates to stop a toddler from running riot. Keeping that in mind will help you prepare your budget for additional investment.