Checklist to Ensure That You Move In Successfully

At last, you’re leaving the family home and moving to your very own place. Now you need to get the moving process sorted out, with respect to your budget of course. Not to worry, Roomlala has thought about all the new tenants and has written a checklist so that you don’t forget anything important!

How do I get electricity and gas?

When you move, unless your bills are included within your rent, one of the first things you should do is contact the existing electricity supplier, as well as the gas provider (if required) of your new accommodation. By providing your bank details, the name of the former tenant, and the meter readings, you can change the names and details associated with the account to continue the contract.

Is it the same procedure for water?

To be able to take nice showers in your new accommodation, you’ll also need to make sure that the arrangements for your water supply has been taken care of. There are two possibilities: either the water is managed collectively, in which case you don’t have to do anything, or there will be a personal meter found in your home. In this case, take a reading as soon as you move in and confirm this with the landlord. The water bill is usually addressed to the homeowner and is included in the charges.

How do I get connected?

Having your own home allows you to be more independent, but you’ll still need the internet and a phone to contact your friends and family. To do this, choose an operator and visit their store or website with your bank account details, full address and name of the previous tenant in order to reactivate the old line.

How do I redirect my mail?

The post office offers a service dedicated to new tenants who would like mail arriving at their old address to be forwarded to their new accommodation. This is a very simple process. All you need to do is go to your local post office and fill out a change-of-address form, or do it online on the post office’s website after moving in.

Housing insurance

In order to avoid any risks, we advise you to insure your home from the day you move in. You can ask for a quote or subscribe to a contract with an insurance company or bank, and thus be protected as you enter the premises.

Author: Roomlala