Things you MUST do before moving to a rented property

Moving to a rented property is an exciting time, but it can be stressful. However, by ensuring your move is well organised, stress can be minimised.

As soon as you have a moving date, hire a Liverpool removal company if moving to or from the Merseyside area. Then, start packing a little at a time so that you are not overwhelmed.

Make sure you check all paperwork, including proof that the deposit has been paid, there is a Gas Safety Certificate and Energy Performance Certificate, and you have a tenancy agreement. If the property is furnished you will need an inventory list of furniture, fixtures and fittings. When you move in, check that the inventory is accurate. Note any damage and report this to the landlord. Also, check that the smoke alarm and carbon monoxide monitor are fully functioning.

Though you should expect the property to be cleaned before you move in, you might want to double check that it’s up to your standards. It’s never a bad idea to do a deep clean.

Before you move in, inform people about your new address, particularly your bank, HMRC, DVLA, NHS, TV licence and car insurance company.

After you move into a furnished property, unpack and personalise your space with cushions, wall art, rugs, indoor plants and books that put your stamp on the space.

If you need some support moving to a rented property, talk to us at Merseyside Movers & Storers about how we can help your move be as smooth and stress-free as possible.