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Checklist of Moving House

Moving is a stressful and complicated process, which can really take over your life. With our helpful checklist, you can be prepared to make sure you have a smooth and easy move with minimal stress.

Here, we break down the stages of moving home, with a timeline showing the different tasks you need to remember along the way. We have a range of tools on our site to help you keep the costs down during your move, from checking quotes for a removal company through to finding the best conveyancing specialist and understanding the fees you will be expecting to pay when you're moving.

What's Next

Moving House Step by Step

It's a good idea to keep track of the important tasks and jobs you need to get done when you move. Here's our checklist to help you keep track!

You have found your home, your offer has been accepted and you need to get going with your tasks! Your solicitor (search here) can now move onto the next step. Now is the time to begin comparing conveyancing quotes, checking the council tax in your new area,and getting your legal team in place.
With just over a month until the big move, it's time to begin sorting your posessions. Get rid of things you do not want to move with you. Now is a good time to book a removal company and organise who will help you on the day. Make sure you get a few different quotes from removals companies!
At this point, you should have instructed a chartered surveyor to inspect your new home and report on its condition via an RICS Homebuyers Report.This is the time to discuss exchanging contracts and finalising the date you're moving with your solicitors. Remember to also update your address, let your gas and electricity companies know when your moving date is!
This is when you start to get really busy...you need to confirm all the important dates and details with removals companies, schools, estate agents and utilities services. If you have pets or young children, you might want to consider organising someone to look after them on moving day - this makes things less stressful for you and them!
Make sure you have all your important documents in a safe place. Your packing should be mostly done, but make sure you leave out any things you will need on moving day! You might want to take up the redirection service for mail through the post office and send out change of address cards to friends and family. It is also sensible to make a list of companies who will need your new address, such as for your driving licence, home insurance for the new property, mobile phone contract and to get onto the electoral roll in the area you’re moving to!
Time for a final check and walk around your old home to make sure you leave nothing behind! Put together a mini tool kit so you can easily open boxes when you arrive at your new home. Check you have all the keys ready to hand over on the day, and check your phone is fully charged.
The big day has arrived! You will be very busy, so be sure to take your time to check over everything. Take final meter readings along with photos on your phone. Check each room once all your things have been taken by the removals company to ensure it is clean and you haven't left anything behind.
First things first - get that kettle on! The removals company will be glad of a cuppa and so will you. Keep your important documents handy and be sure to read your utility meters when you move in. Double check each room for items the previous owner may have accidentally left behind, then sit back and enjoy the first night in your new home!

Why Use A Checklist?

There are so many things to remember when moving house, and it is easy to get swept away with the number of tasks! We want to make things easier for you, by breaking down the months and weeks before you move into manageable tasks from Lender Valuations, to Mortgage Advice and Home Buyers Protection Insurance. Less for you to worry about, leaving more time for you to start packing!

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