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Things to Do before Moving into a New Home

Moving into a new home is a life milestone, especially if it is the first time you are doing it. It is a time where the past, both the good and bad parts, are left behind as you go out into the future and seek to make new memories. When moving home, however, there are a host of different things that need to be taken care of to make sure that: one, everything is as it seems and you are not being swindled, either knowingly or unbeknownst to you; two, that you are safe from danger; and three, living in a place that is hasn’t fallen behind in regards to the latest technologies.


First of all, you should have a professional survey and inspection done on your prospective home, such as those that are offered at, before the deal is even finalised in order to discover any problems that may contribute towards higher premiums, mortgage rate inflammations or even financial matters in the form of repairs that are needed. Municipal inspections and builder inspections don’t always pick up on problems or issues of significance in homes which, if not sorted as soon as you move in, could lead to complications further down the line or even mean that you are paying more for the property overall than you should be. For instance, if you are buying a property that needs a lot of repairs, i.e. those that involve the roof or rising damp, you may be entitled to knocking as much as £5,000 off of the asking prices in order to for you to be able to afford the costs of the repairs.

And once you are in the property and are able to start making adaptations and adjustments to it yourself, you should first seek to make the sure the home is sufficiently safeguarded from intruders by changing the locks. Even if the person from which you bought the property may have seemed like a nice and genuine person, you can never be too sure that they won’t go on to allow others to break into your new home using keys that they had cut. You should seek the services of a good locksmith company in order to provide your new home with an added level of safety, and to provide yourself with a much needed peace of mind. You should also seek to make sure that the home not only abides by all the necessarily and compulsory laws and regulations of the day, but provides you with the chance to remain in touch with the ever-changing world of modern technology. If your new home is an older building, especially, it will probably have to go through a series of renovations; for instance, new switch plates and other devices may have to be installed in order to ensure that everything is not only up-to-date, but everything is safe to use. A reliable electrician should be sought in order to make sure that all the electricity in the property is safe and useable.

Once all of this, and all of these other aspects of moving into a new home are covered, it’s time to really settle in. This is the time for you and your new home to grow together during the next stage of both of your lives, so enjoy it!