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What to Know When Moving to a New Property

Navigating the complexities of moving can be a challenge, but it also signifies a major achievement. Indeed, the process doesn’t end when you’ve moved your final box into your new property – there’s still more to be done. To make your post-move transition smoother, many individuals construct a to-do list to guide them. Here are some key tasks you might want to consider:

Thoroughly Inspect Your New Property

In the whirlwind of moving, stress and exhaustion can take a toll. Once your belongings are safely in your new home, take a well-deserved break. But remember, one of the first things you should do after recuperating is conduct a comprehensive inspection of your new property.

Investigate the state of the electrical fixtures, starting with essential kitchen appliances and branching out into other areas of your home. Also, keep an eye out for any damage that might have been overlooked during your initial viewing; if any areas need repair, address them promptly.

Just as importantly, check that your possessions have arrived safely and intact. Accidents can happen during transit, and it’s essential to identify any potential issues early.

Verify Your Home Insurance Status

With the challenge of moving behind you, it’s crucial to ensure everything is in place for a worry-free life in your new home. 

An often overlooked detail in the early days after moving is the status of your home insurance.

A misstep in insurance coverage could lead to unpleasant surprises, especially when moving locations. Ensure that you have the correct coverage, whether through your homeowner’s insurance or your removal company. 

At Braithwaite’s Removals Ltd, we provide “new for old” goods in transit insurance, a detail worth checking with other removal companies if you’re comparing quotes.

Notify Your Lender of Your New Address

When you’re in the midst of repaying a mortgage, changing your address may seem like a minor detail in comparison to the myriad tasks on your moving checklist. 

However, updating your lender with your new address is an absolutely crucial step. This holds especially true if your lender is the provider of your homeowner’s insurance, as it directly impacts the coverage of your most valuable asset – your home.

Moving to a new home might alter the terms of your insurance policy, particularly if the property differs significantly in size or value from your previous residence.

 Equally, the new property’s location could affect your premium if the area is deemed to have a different risk profile. These factors underline the importance of promptly informing your lender about your change of address.

Declutter Prior to Your Move

An effective way of reducing moving costs and making the process more manageable is by decluttering. Remove items you no longer use or need before packing up your old home. This can free up space for the items you value and will need in your new place.

Change the Locks

Amidst the excitement of moving, changing the locks of your new home can easily be forgotten. However, consider the fact that previous owners or tenants may still have keys to the property. For your peace of mind and security, it’s advisable to change the locks as soon as possible.

Moving home, while a stressful experience, is a significant milestone in one’s life. Ensuring your new property is safe, organised, and fully insured allows for a smooth transition and a great start to this new chapter.

If you’re looking for assistance with house removals in Blackpool, Preston, or the surrounding areas, we’re here to help! Contact us today for a free quotation and let us support you in your moving journey.