The only known thing in the universe faster than the speed of light is the speed at which our joy of accepting an offer or having an offer accepted on a house turns into dread at the thought of moving.

In reality, moving home or office needn’t be stressful at all – as long as you plan everything in advance. Get started straightaway with our guide to planning your move and the whole thing should be a breeze.

Before Exchange of Contracts Happens

  • Get three quotes and then finally choose the removal company you will be using.
  • Keep in contact with your solicitor and estate agent. Try to keep the ball rolling as fast as possible and always keep the removal company in the loop.
  • Do not let them exchange contracts without first confirming the completion date is okay for you and your remover. Remember: the date you move is down to you!
  • If you are packing yourself, it’s a good idea to perhaps get your materials delivered and start packing non-essential areas (spare rooms, lofts, garages etc).

When You Exchange Contracts (and therefore have a confirmed removal date)

  • Book your removal company.
  • Arrange mail re-direction.
  • Inform any regular subscriptions of your new address.
  • Notify all utility providers of the move and arrange for connections at your new home.
  • Notify your local council (you may even be due a council tax rebate).

1 – 2 Weeks Before Your Completion / Removal Day

  • Transfer insurance to cover contents at your new home.
  • Dispose of any flammables such as petrol.
  • Rearrange your TV, phones and internet services if appropriate.
  • Inform friends and family of your new address.
  • Pack / empty your loft and / or sheds.

1 Day Before…

  • Disconnect your cooker, washing machine and dishwasher.
  • Confirm there are no loose items in any rooms, everything should be in boxes by now (except a select few essentials)

On Moving Day…

  • Take meter readings at your old and new homes.
  • Label keys ready for the new owners.
  • Okay, now you can sit down, relax and enjoy your new home!

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