Making a move
Moving home is a flurry of activity – one day you are visiting prospective houses, the next you are dealing with solicitors, mortgage companies and removal firms.
Warranty and insurance provider for new homes, the National House Builders' Council, has produced a useful checklist to help buyers tackle moving into a new home:
Decide whether you are going to move yourself or use a removal firm.
If using a removal firm, ask for detailed quotes and compare them for insurance, storage and packing services.
Contact your utility companies to let them know when you will leave your old address and when you will move into your new one.
Keep all relevant documents with you. Once you have your keys, the process is nearly complete. You just need to unpack and relax. A good tip for moving day is to keep a kettle and some mugs handy for a cuppa when you arrive.