Calling all Marlborough Tenants, it’s no secret that moving house is considered one of life’s most stressful situations… But it doesn’t have to be that way, and the key to a stress free move for tenants is to have support, that’s where we come in, and with that in mind we thought we’d write a blog post with our top tips for moving in Marlborough… Take note though, it starts before the actual move!
- Plan your budget and find your home – Renting a property is an important step, you’ll likely need to commit to at least a six month rental, and, depending on your situation, you may wish to consider a longer term rental. With that in mind, it pays to work out how much rent you can afford and what features of any potential rental property you would like to prioritise as a must-have or would like to have. To help you find the perfect pad, contact Bayleys Marlborough Property Management team. We have a range of properties from apartments and town-houses, right through to rural and lifestyle properties.
- Viewing with an eye for detail – Once we’ve pinpointed some potential properties for you, we’d love to show you round. It’s your time to ask us any questions about the property itself. If you haven’t done so already, you’ll also be able to ask us about tenancy agreements and your rights as a tenant.
- Planning your move – Once the tenancy agreement is all buttoned up, it’s time to start planning for the big day. Depending on the number of belongings you’re shifting, you may be able to move with a man and van, or team of friends. But if you’re shifting a whole house’s worth of belongings, now is the time to get quotes from removal companies. Clear the clutter a good month before your move, so you’re not paying to transport things you don’t use. If you’re moving from one rental to another, it’s worth considering an overlap of a day or two; this will reduce pressure by giving you time to clean your ex-rental having moved into your new home. Start packing early, you can likely pack up non-essential items some weeks before your move. Arm yourself with boxes, packing paper and markers!
- Checklist essential – Now is the time to become an ardent list maker. Create a checklist of suppliers you need to notify of your new address, banks, insurers, mobile phone companies, all the usual suspects. Notify a few each day, so you don’t spend an entire day doing this just prior to moving day.
Top Tip: The property owners insurance does not cover tenants belongings or liability. For this reason and to protect your assets, we strongly recommend that all tenants have their own contents and indemnity insurance. These policies generally cover third party damage, which you may cause to the owners property.
- Moving Day – Prepare your kit bags… You should have two… A moving day kit and a survival kit. Your moving day kit should include cleaning equipment and rubbish bags. Your survival kit should be on hand as soon as you arrive at your new pad, it should include items that will get you through the night if your move doesn’t go quite to schedule. Some non-perishable food, disposable table ware, a torch, some bedding, towels, loo rolls, etc. It’s our job to ensure that an in-going inspection report is completed on moving day, and this is as much for your benefit as it is the property owner. It safeguards you against incurring costs for any property damage, or wear and tear that may have been present when you moved in.
If you’re looking for a rental property in Marlborough, contact our property management team today.