Edwards Estate Agents

How to make your next move enjoyable!

March 14th, 2018

With moving house ‘up there’ as one of the top stressors in life, how can you make your next move a little less stressful, and as exciting and enjoyable as it should be?

It’s moving day and generally a seller cannot move out, and a buyer cannot move in, until completion monies have been received by the seller’s bank, or in most cases, their solicitor’s client account. A delay to any link in a chain will have a knock-on effect which can mean that buyers are waiting with a removal truck full of their worldly possessions outside their new home, with absolutely no right to enter it. It’s one of the major frustrations with the system of property transfer in this country.

Such delays can be caused by any number of reasons – apparently, even as insignificant as a solicitor being out to lunch! If confirmation is not received until late afternoon, there may not be enough time for the removers to unload before they have to go home. And they may not be able to return the following day as they might already be booked on another job.

So why not arrange to move out a day or two before completion and move in a couple of days afterwards? This can considerably de-stress the situation, and has the added benefit of giving you time to clean the property you are leaving and prepare your new home before your furniture arrives. Perfect if you are re-carpeting or want to do some minor redecoration. 

A critical component of this idea is to use a removal company who will pack and store your belongings until a few days later of course. Oh, and to find a nice local hotel to stay in for a few nights!  Aaah – that’s better! 

And if you need any other moving advice, then please get in touch. We’re full of tips on ways to make moving less stressful and as always, we’d love to hear from you 01789 414222.



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