So you’ve chosen your new home and any housemates you might have, and now you’re ready to make the move. Here are a few tips to make sure things run smoothly.
Take photos when you arrive
In most rental properties you will have to put down a deposit which is held in case there is any damage caused to the property. In order to make sure there are no disputes at a later stage, take photographs of the condition that the house, flat or room was in when you arrived. If there are any damages it would be wise to bring them up with the landlord or rental agency as soon as possible so there is no misunderstanding when you come to move out. If any furniture is provided you should confirm the inventory with the landlord or rental agency when you arrive.
It is also a good idea to take down meter readings on the day you move in for your gas and electricity to avoid being overcharged by your supplier.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help!
If you won’t usually have access to a car and someone has been kind enough to bring you in theirs, it may be worth asking if you can make a quick supermarket trip to stock up on the heavier essentials (think tins and jars) before they head home.
Meet the neighbours
Make time to say hi to your new housemates or your neighbours if you are in university halls. You’ll be living with these people for a year, so it’s good to start off on the right foot. If you’re nervous about meeting new people, try leaving the door of your room open. Your more outgoing neighbours will see it as an invitation to come and say hello.
Wherever you decide to live, we hope that your first days at university go well, and if you decide to rent with us at City Lets Lincoln we’ll do our best to make the moving in process as easy as possible.
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