Darvill Estate Agents
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Renting a property?

For help choosing a property, finding out what you need to do, to helpful checklists on moving please see the links below.

Help for renting a property - tenants

Moving checklist

4 weeks

  • If applicable, give your existing landlord four weeks' notice that you are moving out.
  • If required, book a professional removal company to help you move your belongings.
  • Sort through all your belongings and sell or give away any unwanted items.
  • Start collecting plenty of boxes (if the removal company don't provide them) to transport your belongings.
  • If necessary, order furniture for your new home and make sure you delay the delivery date until after you have moved in.
  • Inform all service providers of your change of address, including utility companies, TV licence, DVLA, credit cards etc.

3 weeks

  • Book a professional cleaner (we can organise this on your behalf) so the property is left in good order.
  • Purchase contents insurance.
  • Start packing and label boxes clearly.
  • Start taking down any fitted items that are coming with you (e.g. shelving and pictures etc).
  • If you have any pets arrange a home for them on the day of the move.
  • Start using up any frozen food and buy small supplies until you move.

2 weeks

  • Return any borrowed items, such as library books etc.
  • Cancel deliveries of newspapers, milk etc.
  • Organise your plants for the move and make sure they have proper tubs to transport them in.

1 weeks

  • If necessary, defrost and clean the fridge and freezer so it is ready for the move.
  • Pack a box of personal items that will be needed immediately at your new home (e.g. light bulbs, toiletries, kettle etc).
  • Contact your removal company to confirm their arrival time and notify them of any last minute details.
  • Moving-out day
  • Organise and set aside any items that you are taking with you so that they don't get loaded on the van by mistake.
  • Disconnect everything from your old property, write down your meter readings and inform your utility companies.
  • Strip beds and pack bedding.
  • Before leaving, double check you haven't left anything behind.
  • Check all windows are closed and doors locked.
  • Hand keys into the estate agent.
  • Collect the keys for your new property from Darvill Estate Agent’s office.