Six steps to moving house in Sussex
So, you want to move house but have no idea where to start? Never fear, our handy guide will set you straight. From packing your belongings and picking the right property to even putting up pictures in your new home, here are six simple steps to moving house in Sussex.
1. Find a house
The first step is always the most difficult when it comes to moving home: actually finding somewhere to move to. The increasing market for online house hunting using internet property portals mean that you can search for property on the go, even on your mobile, although estate agents, such as Mansell McTaggart or Henry Adams, can provide useful resources and services that a remote company cannot. You will also need to engage the services of a chartered surveyor to evaluate the property and ensure that the asking price is accurate – unless you trust the valuation report carried out by your lender.
2. Sort the legal bits
If you are not going through an estate agent, you will need to find your own solicitor to help with the legal bits. From Land Registry fees to stamp duty and other costs incurred, they will finalise the contract with the property owner, exchange contracts and agree a completion date for the whole process.
3. Decide what goes where
This is where the fun starts. The chances are that you already own a lot of things – and the odds are equally high that you will not be able to fit it all in your new home. The question, then, is what goes where: do you throw out unwanted things? Leave them with a family or friend? Or find another place to keep them safely? Fortunately, when it comes to storage solutions Sussex has a wide range of options, including self storage facilities that allow you to access your possessions whenever is most convenient for you. After all, during the chaos of the moving process, you will be working at all hours of the day.
4. Pick a date
Once your contracts are exchanged or you know your completion date, the time has come to take the plunge and commit to a moving date. Weekends are popular due to weekday working commitments, but taking time off work can removing the stress of having to move everything in one day.
5. Find a removals service
Before the day arrives, you will need to find a removals service who can do the heavy lifting for you – literally. When it comes to packing supplies Sussex removals firms are much like the rest of the UK: happy to provide their own supplies, such as boxes, containers and – of course – oodles of sticky tape.
The day’s here. You have the keys. You have a removals firm. You know where everything is going. There’s only one thing left to do: move into your new home. That wasn’t so hard, was it?