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Moving into a new property - things to ask

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geek84, 2 Jun 2017.

  1. geek84

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    Hi Folks

    I hope you're all well. I will be moving into a new property in the next few weeks, and was wondering what things I need to clarify/know with the current occupiers before they leave the property.

    I have made a list as follows:

    1. The mains water stop tap.
    2. Operation of the burglar alarm
    3. Finding out how the kitchen appliances work.
    4. Taking final meter readings
    5. Where to forward their post
    6. What day the bin men come
    7. Al house/window lock keys

    Is there anything that I have missed off?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ian H

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    Parking spaces, any noisy neighbours
     
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  3. Are you renting ?

    have you checked out the neighbourhood ?
     
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  4. check the neighbour hood at night time.
     
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    Nearest pub, nearest curry house, 2nd nearest pub in case you get barred from the first.
     
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    Considering the ease and relative cheapness, I'd change the locks anyway as an absolute priority.
     
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  7. Gas and electric are the most common meters, so don't forget the water meter.

    If you'r renting, is there a current gas safety certificate, and where is it.
    If you're buying, then when was the boiler last serviced, and who by.
    As there's a burglar alarm; is there a contract, and if so, who with.
     
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    Thanks folks
     
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    Windows / Doors if fitted within last 10 years may have warranty that can be passed on with the sale of the house. Details?
     
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