Before moving any of your belongings into your new home, it’s important to make sure that everything is as it should be. You may have had a list of repairs you expected – or this may be the first time you’ve seen the house empty. Take some time to go around with a notepad and check all of the sockets for obvious signs of wear and tear and look for damage that you might be otherwise liable for.
Ensure that any cupboards are empty, free of damp, mold or bad smells, and keep a close note of what where the electricity, water and gas stopcocks are. While doing this, you’ll also be getting a feel for where you can place any furniture, how to get it up any stairs or even just into the house. Note down any damage or concerns to discuss later with the appropriate person – it;s important to have these notes before moving anything in so that you can get the problems remedied as soon as possible.
If you’re renting from a landlord, he or she will give you a list of any fittings, fixtures and furniture being left behind – it’s very common these days for landlords to leave kitchen appliances such as the fridge, freezer, washing machine and stove. If you’re renting, your landlord should also give you contact details, emergency repair numbers and any paperwork pertaining to these emergency repairs that you may need.
You should also ensure that the central heating and furnace are working correctly and collect any manuals for these from the previous occupant – these manuals will save you a lot of frustration in the long run.
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