Moving homes is never easy, but when you are a student and you are relocating from your parents’ house to the dorms, or from one rented accommodation to another, there are quite a few things that you can actually turn the whole experience into a nightmare. Worrying about what housemates you will end of with, completing the job with as little expenses as possible, and actually being able to get a refund on your rental deposit are all very important aspects of the job. But have no fear, with the following tips for student removals, you will be insured.
Step one – and the most important one
First and foremost, you need to make sure that you have already secured everything related to the lease of your new flat or house. Make sure that all the paperwork is done and the agency you are using has actually done their job too. All house/flatmates should be online and ready for the move, because contracts usually are not very flexible in terms of scheduling. Once you know your exact moving date, you can move on to the other tasks you need to prepare for. It would be a good idea to secure your movers next. Most man and van firms out there offer cheap and reliable student removal services in London that you will be able to make use of. Having the right moving technicians by your side may be an expense that you’d prefer to avoid – but trust us they can make the difference between a successful move and utter failure.
And some handy tips
Other things that may come in handy when you are relocating would include:
- Be advised that actually the sooner you start looking for your new place and suitable movers, the better. That is because you will be able to go through much more offers and find one that is really well suited to your current budget. As simple as that.
- Another thing that will save you a bit of cash is getting rid of all unnecessary items – old clothes, broken down appliances etc. – instead of packing them and getting them to your place. The number of boxes you have defines the size of the van you will need to hire. The smaller the van, the lower the price.
- Before you move in your new place, you are going to need to make sure that Internet and utilities are provided at it. If not, you will have to contact the providers in question, because installation can take up to two weeks.
- Be certain that your deposit is protected. Under the current law your landlord is obliged to put your deposit into a deposit protection scheme no later than 30 days after receiving the money. Very few students moving actually do that however, which can lead to unpleasant surprises at the end of your lease. So ask your landlord for an assurance (and proof) that they have done their duty. It is for your own peace of mind and wellbeing.