5 top tips to help you move house this autumn
Looking to move homes? One of the advantages of moving house in autumn is that your children are back at school, giving you the opportunity to prepare for moving day with peace of mind that they are safe in school. Not to mention, you will hopefully also be settled in and unpacked, ready to enjoy your first Christmas in your new home!
If you are already on the property ladder, get your home seller ready
Smarten up your home and make it look more appealing to potential buyers. Where necessary, declutter and redecorate – a deep clean or fresh coat of paint can work wonders when selling a property.
Communicate and be patient
When communicating with your estate agent and solicitor, be clear on your timescales. If you are in a long chain, sometimes things may shift and you may have to sit tight, but that does not stop you from making it clear you would like to move in during autumn.
Choose your solicitors wisely
Once you have found your perfect home, one of the most important things to do is to choose the right solicitor for you. Obtain quotes, compare the costs, and check for any hidden additional fees. When narrowing down your shortlist, you should research the reputation of your solicitor by checking what their existing clients say.
Plan for your moving day
Moving to a new house can be a stressful process. If you are doing it yourself, we would recommend starting the boxing up process two weeks before your moving date. If you have a lot of furniture to transport, you may want to think about hiring a removal company. Like choosing the right solicitor, it is important to check their prices, locality and what their existing clients say.
Tie up any loose ends
Once contracts have been exchanged, you should inform any utility companies that you are moving and have all your mail forwarded to your new address. Now that you’re settled in time for Christmas, why not write your Christmas cards and post them with your new address pre-printed inside to save some extra time and money!