What to expect on moving day

Buying a home

Moving day is an exciting milestone in the home buying process, but it can also be a hectic and overwhelming experience. Here’s what you can expect and some tips for ensuring a smooth transition into your new home:

Becoming a property owner

On moving day, you’ll typically receive the keys to your new home from the seller or their agent. This moment marks the official transfer of ownership, and it’s an exciting milestone in your home buying journey.

Your new home in Sussex 

Before moving in your belongings, it’s essential to conduct a final walkthrough of the property to ensure that everything is in order. Take this opportunity to inspect the condition of the property and verify that any agreed-upon repairs or improvements have been completed.

Property utilities and services

Make sure that all necessary utilities and services, such as electricity, gas, and water, are connected and functioning correctly in your new home. Contact the relevant utility providers in advance to arrange for service activation or transfer.

It’s time to move in

Once you’ve completed the final walkthrough and confirmed that everything is in order, it’s time to start moving in your belongings. Whether you’re hiring professional movers or enlisting the help of friends and family, make sure to plan ahead and coordinate logistics to ensure a smooth and efficient move.

Settling in and making your new house a home

Take some time to settle into your new home and start unpacking. Begin by setting up essential items, such as furniture and kitchen essentials, and gradually work your way through the rest of your belongings.

Explore your new neighbourhood

Take some time to explore your new neighbourhood and familiarise yourself with nearby amenities, such as grocery stores, restaurants, parks, and public transportation options. Getting to know your surroundings will help you feel more at home in your new community.

Update your address and services

Don’t forget to update your address with relevant parties, such as banks, insurance providers, and government agencies. You’ll also need to arrange for the transfer of services, such as mail delivery and newspaper subscriptions, to your new address.

By knowing what to expect on moving day and planning ahead, you can ensure a smooth transition into your new home and start enjoying all the benefits of homeownership.

Moving day when buying a home

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