A to B Timeline For Moving House.
Book one or more Estate Agents to visit your home to give you a valuation. This enables you to look at your finances and to decide how much you may need to borrow/ mortgage to buy your next property.
Talk to your bank or mortgage adviser to ensure that you have the funds available to proceed.
Arrange with your Estate Agent/s to put your house on the market.
( A future blog will cover the best ways to prepare your house to appeal to potential buyers ).
Search for your new house. Arrange viewings with all suitable properties as the more you view the better idea you will have to understand what’s on offer.
Once you have an offer on your house then you can put an offer on your chosen property.
Appoint a solicitor, if you do not have one that you have used in the past then your Estate Agent should be able to advise on a suitable one that they work with.
Think about the actual logistics of your move, will you need to dispose of some items ? Will you need a skip or will tip runs in your car be enough ? Are you going to use a removal company or attempt to move yourself ? ( A future blog will cover moving yourself ).
Get a quote from one or more removal companies. Check what they offer plus their reviews and accreditations. Never book on price alone.
Book your mover, liaising with them about confirmed moving dates
and the options of packing yourself or employing them to do it. Discuss who will dissmantle/ re assemble furniture that requires it.
A good reference for accreditation would be , “are they members of Move Assured?”
www.moveassured.com Your Assurance of a Successful Move
Once you have the confirmed date then contact all utility companies to inform them. ( A future blog will cover this step in depth ).