Found your ideal place? Now you’re ready to start on the logistics. We’ve started you off with a few things to consider to help your move go smoothly.
Read and understand your contract. Once you have been provided with the contract, you have 24 hours to check it. If you can, ask your Student Union or Citizens Advice for help, especially if you are unsure about something.
Double-check that your deposit has been placed in the appointed, approved Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
How much stuff do you have? If you’re moving large items like furniture and bikes your parents’ car might not be able to cope, so think about getting quotes for van hire or a ‘man with a van’.
Social media is a good place to start. Ask on sale boards for people to save boxes after moving.
Don’t forget to include essentials such as toilet rolls, cleaning products, bedding, towels.
Make a list of the people and you will need to advise of your new address – many can be done online.
If it’s a permanent move, also notify:
If you are not moving permanently, you may wish to leave things like bank until you have a permanent address after studying.
A list of all the items in the property belonging to the landlord, and take photos of any existing damage or wear. Notify the agent or landlord immediately of anything which is not as you expected it to be.
Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, request new ones if they are not working.
Find out where the fuse box and stop cock are in case of plumbing problems or power cuts.