What happens if I change my estate agent?
If you decide to change your agent during the selling of your house, your Move Ready pack will simply move too so don’t worry. Simply let your conveyancer know via email or over the phone.
How long does a property take to sell?
The average time in the UK is 44 days according to Hometrack, however, this changes depending on the type of property you are selling. For example, an apartment may that longer (on average 62 days) whereas a house is 42 days.
What happens if I change my estate agent – The Property Pod
If you are interested in ways of selling your property faster our guests on our podcast offer some good advice. These can be found on Spotify or Apple. You can also watch the podcast recording on YouTube.
Moving home tips
If you’re never moved before this blog is for you! Our moving home tips blog is packed full of useful information and ideas. Perfect for first-time buyers moving house. We discuss all the moving home stages from a practical point of view starting with giving notice if you live in a rented property.
Give notice to your landlord: It is always worth giving as much notice as possible to your landlord – but the actual notice requirement will depend on your rental agreement. An average completion takes 8 weeks with Attwells Solicitors but your conveyancer will be able to offer you more advice regarding moving dates as this depends on the chain you are in.
When do I start packing? Once contracts are signed, you will then arrange a moving date.
Once you have a moving date you will need to confirm notice with your landlord if you are renting. This would be an ideal time to book time off work, book a removal service or ask friends if they are available to help you. You may also wish to arrange childcare or a place for your pet/pets to stay.
If you decide to use a removal company then check whether they offer additional services such as insurance and storage. Make sure that the removal company belongs to the British Association of removers and book your van at least 3 weeks prior to your moving date.
If you are moving now is a good time to start collecting boxes, your local supermarket or local shop may be able to supply you with some. We would recommend you start packing decorative, out of season, and other items you rarely use.
Make sure you label the boxes and keep your Fixtures Fittings and Contents Form to hand. You would have completed this form prior to signing your contract, therefore you are contract bound to leave the items agreed upon in this form.
Move your broadband and television? Nowadays most people don’t have a home telephone. However, you will have a landline if you have broadband. Depending on where you are moving to you may not need to change your broadband provider. We would recommend you call your broadband provider up as early as possible to discuss your options. BT requires at least 2 weeks’ notice and may have to install a new line.
Depending on demand some TV and entertainment platform providers may require some notice to book an engineer’s visit. Also, explore if the current provider operates at your new address.
Both Sky and Virgin will require your moving date and new address to check coverage. You may also be asked to clear your outstanding balance. Sky charge an up-front one-off payment of £35 for installing your Sky TV on a weekday, a weekend is slightly more costing £50. It’s also worth noting they charge for missing your appointment, canceling or rescheduling on the day too. This is £25 and will be added to your next bill.
Virgin Media charges a £20 movers fee to transfer your service to your new address.