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4 Important Things to do When You First Move Into a Property

After many weeks of bouncing from property to property - and with the help of an experienced lett...

After many weeks of bouncing from property to property - and with the help of an experienced letting agent in Sutton Coldfield - you have finally managed to decide on your new dream home. Today is the day you're moving in, so here are a couple of tips to make the transition smoother:

1. Contact the Utility Companies

Internet (which is on its way to being an official utility) can wait a couple of days, but chances are you don't want to spend your first night in your new home with no gas, water, or electricity. Most providers now allow you to update your details on their website.

2. Change Your Address

It's a simple but important step in making the move to any new property. Many of us forget to update our addresses, and you'll be surprised at how many things need your address, so the sooner you start making those updates the better.

You should also redirect your post, which can easily be done through Royal Mail's Redirection service. This can be found on their website.

3. Take Photos

Apart from the legal benefits that come with taking photos when you first move in (such as evidence of cleanliness or damage that may be useful in the future), taking photos can also be a great way to start building memories of your new property! Years down the line, when that house has become your home, you will be able to take a trip down memory lane - and see how you have personalised the blank canvas that was your new property.

4. Safety First

Make sure to locate any smoke detectors or alarm systems and then test that they still work. You should also be sure to test the locks on all the doors and windows in the house.

Learning where your water shut-offs are will also be useful, especially if you're planning on making any improvements to your kitchen or bathroom. If you're having trouble finding these, contact your letting agent.

Contact us today to find out more tips on moving into your new home.

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