Congratulations on deciding on your new home! The majority of movers will be moving out of a property as well as in to the new property so read on for advice for both circumstances.
Lists will become your friend when preparing to move whether electronic or reliable pen & paper.
Allow lots of time to clear everything out.
Councils will arrange for bulky rubbish to be taken away but often need a few weeks' notice.
Go through each room in turn and move any furniture back to its original place.
Clean and tidy the property including garden and garage. Any damage must be repaired or replaced.
If an inventory is carried out on either moving out or in, make sure you accompany the agent.
If no inventory is taken, have a camera to hand and take photos with descriptions. This minimises disputes at a later date.
All deposits must be secured in a tenancy deposit scheme. Be sure to contact the scheme administrator to resolve any disagreements when it comes to handing back your deposit.
Once you're safely in your new home, take a deep breath and enjoy!