Get your second year house SORTED!
It probably feels like years ago since you signed the contract for your second-year house, right?
Well, moving day will be here before you know it and if you want a stress-free few days, there are few things you need to get sorted.
Some stuff can be easily forgotten about amongst the huge amount of boxes and bags, but here’s a little nudge in the right direction...
1. Standing order
You should have discussed with the estate agent/landlord how often you are going to pay your rent. If you can’t remember or don’t know, it will tell you in your contract. The most common are monthly or quarterly standing orders. Your landlord will give you their details and you can sort this through online banking or by nipping into your nearest branch.
There are a couple of options for bills; you can do each bill individually and pay through direct debit, or some companies do an all-inclusive package which means you pay one sum. This is sometimes more expensive than if you do it on your own, but, it can save a lot of hassle. It’s up to you but make sure you do your research!
3. Collecting your keys
Now, this is when it starts to get a bit more exciting! You will have to talk to your estate agent or landlord about when you can collect your keys but once you have them in your hand, it feels very real. Let the excitement begin! This does also come with the task of sorting your inventory...
You’re officially in! This is definitely my favourite bit. Over the summer you can collect little things to put in your new room and make it feel like home. Most landlords will also let you spruce up your room with a lick of paint if you want a different colour. Make sure you check with them first though to avoid any charges or loss of deposit.
And that's it, I hope you enjoy your new home and have lots of incredible memories there!
Make sure you check out Hallam Union's Househunting Guide for lots of useful info on the things you need to look out for and a handy list of contacts.
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