Moving tips to help make the transition to your new home seamless and stress-free.
If you are moving to a more valuable house or to a different area, your payments may increase. Find out what your new council tax payments are by clicking on the following link: Search your Council Tax Band . Make contact with the local authority well in advance of the move – four weeks is ideal.
Try as you might, there’s bound to be someone you forget to inform about your change of address. Setting up a mail redirection costs from £8 per surname, per month – information can be found at The Post Office.
Notifying both your landline and mobile phone providers is free. Often you will be able to keep the same landline number; if not British Telecom offers a Caller Redirect service for which you will have to pay. If you are a Virgin Media customer you can check which services will be available at your new address, or for Sky customers, visit their moving home page. Contact your phone companies at least two weeks before the move date to ensure the service is stopped at your old address.
Don’t forget to notify:
"I first met Sam having having had her contact details passes to me by a family member (who herself met Sam after responding to a leaflet posted through her front door) after I'd had a series of poor experience with large high street lettings agents, one instance of which resulted in legal action regarding lack of contractual performance that left my property damaged to the tune of thousands of pounds.Sam has a lot of experience, both in sales and lettings having previously been employed by the larger agencies before deciding to strike out on her own. I have a number of properties, and have over the years used a number of different lettings agents, none of which I have provided anything like the level of care and service I'm looking for as an owner.With Sam, I genuinely feel she is motivated to the best job possible. Whether that is because she is small, and therefore relies to a great extent on her own reputation, or whether it is just a reflection of her innate professionalism, I have always that Sam is willing to go far beyond that which is necessary to discharge her responsibilities to either me as an owner or my tenants.She is always willing to pick up the phone (even on Sundays!) to discuss anything, and nothing I've ever asked for has been too much. My wife and I have also been fortunate enough to have had the privilege of being invited along to one of Sam's quarterly inspections (yes, she actually does these!) and seen relationship she has with the tenants, so I know she takes the same personal approach with everyone.I have a few properties 50-60 miles away from Forest's offices in Loughton, but will be looking to Sam to manage the for me despite the distance.I cannot recommend her highly enough."