Moving from one rented place to another

Author: Kim Jacobs | Last modified on: August 11th, 2015

Moving homes is a stressful enough process in its own right, but when you have to deal with landlords on both sides – when you are leaving the place you currently live in, and when you are moving in the new property, things get even more complicated. That’s why it is crucial for you to find a reliable man and van company to help you with the project. Thus while the man and van technicians are handling the actual relocations of your goods, you will have the chance to concentrate on everything else.

When you are moving from one rented place to another, there are several things that you should have in mind:

  1. Check out your contract. This one is self evident, but it is still worth mentioning. See what your contract says about the responsibilities you bear upon vacating the property. Most rental contacts have clauses about the things that you are expected to do when you are leaving. Those responsibilities may vary from deep cleaning the carpets and filling the walls where pictures were hanging to much more complex and time consuming matters like repainting the walls of the house/apartment. Unless you want an unpleasant surprise that will prevent you from getting your rental deposit back, it is much better for you to take a good look at the contract.
  2. Use a letting agent for your new property. Even though this means that you are going to spend a little bit more money, this is usually a good step to take, because dealing through an agent, instead of directly with the landlord means that you are entitled to a certain legal protection which may come in handy at some point. You know, one cannot be too careful, especially when it comes to such major steps as changing a home. Nevertheless trust only agents with a proven reputation. Check if the person you have laid your eyes on is a member of some association, or ask for recommendations from friends who hCouple-with-laptopave recently used the services of such specialists.
  3. Do not overlook the planning process. If you want everything with your removal to go smoothly, you would want to start the preparations as soon as possible. First pick up the place you are going to move in, then find a man and van company, and then start preparing your items for the move. This may require quite some time, so make sure that you have at least two months before the actual moving date. Even if this sounds a little too much for you, at the end you will be thankful for doing so.
  4. Get yourself a camera. Every time you move in a new rented accommodation, you should take before pictures of the place so that you can prove you have not broken or damaged anything when the time comes to move out. This is the easiest way to make sure you are going to get your rental deposit back without hassle and problems.

About the Author:

Kim Jacobs is a removals coordinator with over 11 years of experience as part of the Get man and van team and other firms in the home and office relocation industry in London. Before joining our company, Kim has worked in various logistical and transportation companies and institutions such as Transport for London, The Removals Ombudsman, and has coordinated moving projects with some of the biggest suppliers of various goods such as IKEA, HomeBase, Amazon, Sainsbury's and others. While working as a chief removals coordinator, Kim also enjoys sharing her expertise with others through writing in our blog.

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