Victoria, BC. Canada. 19th October 2007.
In this part of our blog (Real Estate In Victoria – Moving Advice Part 2 of 6) we will look at some of the things to keep in mind. In part 1 we discussed the “Moving Calendar”
Before You Move To Victoria.
What are some commonly overlooked pre-move arrangements I should make? Use this helpful checklist as a reminder of the things you need to do before you move.
Book the movers:
- It’s a good idea to obtain estimates from several different companies.
- The estimate will depend on whether the movers pack everything or just the breakables, or whether you want to do the packing yourself.
If you own your present home:
- Arrange to have your gas, water, and electricity meters read on the day you leave. Have the bills forwarded to your new address.
- Have your oil tank read and filled before your sale closes and, if required, give the receipt to your legal professional.
- Arrange for the water heater and furnace rental agreements to be transferred to the purchaser.
- Disconnect your telephone, cable TV, and water softener.
If you rent your present home:
- Give your landlord written notice and make arrangements for the return of any deposits.
At your new home:
- Arrange to have gas, water and electricity, water softener, telephone, and cable TV connected on the day the sale closes. Don’t forget your cell phone.
- Get change-of-address cards from the post office and send them out well before moving day.
- Have the post office forward your mail to your new address.
- Cancel contracted services and pre-authorized cheques.
- Inform gardening, dry cleaning, garbage pick-up, newspapers, magazines, diaper, and other home services of your move. Arrange for service at your new address.
- Get a letter of introduction from your bank to help set up new accounts. Transfer trust or bank accounts and securities.
- Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious, or business affiliations and memberships.
- Ask your dentist, doctor, pharmacist, and optometrist to transfer medical, dental, and prescription records.
- Change the address on your driver’s license effective the day of the move.
- Collect all items out for cleaning or repair, or in storage.
- Make arrangements to move perishables, such as plants.
- Make arrangements to move your pets.
- Dispose of all flammable liquids. It is illegal for movers to carry them.
These are just some of the things to keep in mind, I’m sure there is lots more, but this should get you started.
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Anders Treiberg, Associate Broker, REALTOR®
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