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What to do on moving day?

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a2992 Mon 03-Apr-17 14:03:54

My partner and I are about to exchange on our new house - we're moving from our parents' houses so we'll be buying pretty much all-new furniture, we haven't got much to move in straight away.

My question is though - what are the first things we should do on getting the keys? This is all new to me!

NameNotANumber Mon 03-Apr-17 14:09:39

Read the meters
Get extra copies of keys made
Find out where stop cock, gas valve and fuse board are

NameNotANumber Mon 03-Apr-17 14:10:36

Set up utility accounts, broadband and inform Council for council tax.

Check when your rubbish is collected.

Get a TV license

Change addresses with bank, DVLA, et al

Orangedaisy Mon 03-Apr-17 14:10:51

Tv licence.

Champagne and take away

NameNotANumber Mon 03-Apr-17 14:11:07

Find nearest takeaway and where you can get bread / milk / petrol late at night

NameNotANumber Mon 03-Apr-17 14:11:24

Sorry writing as thinking, good luck in your new house

Justanothernameonthepage Mon 03-Apr-17 14:15:15

Check keys for everything, make sure boiler and appliences are working. We moved into our first house from rental and had a week before we had to live there so were able to do a really thorough clean and paint. Sort out internet/phone line/utilities.

wowfudge Mon 03-Apr-17 16:17:21

Read the meters and change the lock barrels. You don't know who may have copy keys so get new barrels from Screwfix or Wickes. Change the alarm code too. If there's no user manual, you can probably find it online.

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