At Accident Advice Helpline, we like to publish these handy guides to help the public avoid accidents. In this article, we take a look at five things that you might forget to do when moving house:
- Items from the cleaners, tailors and shoe-repair shops
Before you move, don’t forget to pick up any items that you might have left in for repair. Pick up your dry cleaning, and collect any electrical items that might have been left in for repair such as a computer. The last thing you want to do when moving into your new home is to realise that you have left your favourite suit or dress behind with no contact details. If you have moved far away from your previous home, this could leave you with a costly bill for shipping.
- Spare keys and hidden valuables
Before you move, it’s important to check that you have retrieved all valuables that may have been hidden for safe keeping. It is also a good idea to ensure that you have recovered any spare keys that you may have given to friends or family in the case of an emergency.
- Cancelling subscriptions and bills
Many people forget to cancel subscriptions and other bills that they might have. This can cause a severe headache as although unintentional, it may affect your credit rating if you have any outstanding debt which may be passed on to a debt recovery agency and can also create problems for the new tenants or owners who may suddenly find their supply disconnected. Make a list of all bills to be cancelled including television subscriptions, gym memberships and utility bills.
- Garage door opener
This is one object that regularly gets left behind when moving house. Make sure you remove your garage door opener from your car to avoid new owners or tenants having problems with accessing their garage.
- Cleaning up after the hurly-burly
Once the movers have been and gone and all personal valuables and furnishing have been removed, make sure to give your home or flat a good tidy and clean for the new owners or tenants. There is nothing more frustrating than arriving at your new home only to find it in a state of untidiness and dustiness.
Did you have an accident moving house that wasn’t your fault?
Remember, although Accident Advice Helpline publishes these handy guides, we are first and foremost a law firm specialising in all areas of personal injury compensation such as accidents at work, slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents. If you’ve suffered an accident within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice