Moving home can mean lots of upheaval, but with Abbeyfield you
can be sure that we will make it as painless as possible. We'll
also try our best to help you settle into your new home.
Once you have decided to make this move there are a few things
that you need to do.
If you currently own your own home
You will need to market your property. We suggest you contact 3
local estate agents to get an idea of the market value and fees,
also consider the way they will market the property and what they
are currently selling within your area and price range. You
should also source a solicitor to act for you on the sale and
purchase, again get quotes on the services before you decide.
If you are currently renting
You will need to consider the notice period that you will have
to give your current landlord and tie this in with the date you
will be able to move to the Abbeyfield House/Development.
Once you know the date that you will be moving
You will need to advise your utilities, such as:
- Council tax
On the day you vacate your home, you will need to read the
relevant meters and note these for the final accounts.
You may also need to advise the TV licence, Sky, Telephone and any
other services that you receive.
Advise your bank/building society of your new address and others
such as pension providers.
You may want to consider arranging for your mail to be redirected
for a suitable period, this can be arranged through the post
Advise your doctor or dentist that you are moving.
If you are relocating to a new area, you will need to register
with a new doctor and dentist. We will be able to assist you
with this if necessary
Once you have your moving date
You will need to arrange a removals company, we suggest you get
at least 2 quotations for this and decide how much help you will
If you are downsizing
You may want to ask a friend or relative to help you work out
what you can take with you and then arrange to either sell or give
away the pieces you cannot take. If you prefer , you can ask
Abbeyfield to help you with this.
If you are buying in a new development
you will need to consider:
- Curtains and tracks.
- Carpets will be fitted
- Fitting shelves, towel rails etc, check what is included in the
Arrange a home visit
It is a good idea to arrange a home visit to your new home at
least a week before you move in to check where things are and to
familiarise yourself with the layout and facilities.
Ask a friend or relative to be available to you on the day, or
advise the Abbeyfield staff who will ensure they are there to
assist you as required.
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