Moving Checklist: Your Ultimate Guide to Moving Flat or House

13 Oct 2023 Alex

The whirlwind of moving house or flat can be daunting, but with Quintain Living's moving flat checklist, you'll find yourself not only packing your life into boxes but also seamlessly tackling administrative tasks like giving notice, cancelling bills and redirecting mail. The emotional toll of leaving behind a familiar living area doesn't make things any easier, especially if you lived near friends and family. This blog post is designed to guide you through the demanding process of moving and help you conquer the task with ease. 


It’s moving time! 


If you’ve ever moved house, you know it can be an intricate process, but with these tips and tricks to simplify moving out, you’ll be all settled in before you know it. Allow us to guide you through key things to remember when moving out.

Confirm moving date and give notice 

When planning to move out of a rental property, it's generally required to provide notice to the landlord, and the typical notice period varies between 30 and 60 days. The exact amount of time may depend on the specific terms outlined in your lease agreement. With the newly created Resident App by Quintain Living, you can effortlessly manage all the essentials of your apartment, like viewing your lease, accessing perks & discounts from usual services like removals, end of tenancy cleaning, etc.

Tell your utility suppliers and take metre readings 

It's essential to notify your utility suppliers and take the final metre reading to ensure a smooth transition. This common task involves taking note of consumption readings and other relevant details on your utility bills. Quintain Living has simplified the traditional method of utility management by providing residents with one itemised bill that encapsulates all utility charges, making it easier to understand and manage your monthly expenses.

Choose a removals company 

Choosing the right removals company is a vital part of the moving process. Our friends at Aussie Man&Van offer two discounts on a move in or move out quote with us. For removals costing more than £500 (excluding packing materials and insurance costs), you'll receive a £50 discount. And for removals costing less than £500, you'll get a 10% discount on the transport cost. 

 You'll not only receive professional removal assistance but also benefit from our huge packing cages. These oversized packing solutions enable you to pack large and bulky items with ease, providing extra security for your belongings. All of this can save you that well needed headspace, and time, when moving. 

Redirect mail 

Redirecting mail when moving is essential to ensure that important correspondence, such as bills or personal letters, continues to reach you at your new address without interruption. UK residents looking to redirect mail when moving have a couple of straightforward options. They can apply for an official Royal Mail Redirection online or visit a post office in person to request the service. 

Pack, pack pack!

Keep in mind that it's wise to start as far in advance as possible to avoid last-minute stress; being well-stocked with essential packing supplies like tape, bubble wrap and boxes can make the process more efficient. To make the moving process a breeze, Quintain Living offers expert packing services to help get your goods into boxes and ensure your belongings are handled with care.

Couple taking items out of a box


And what about moving in?


Here at Quintain Living, we've transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary by crafting an effortless move-in experience, offering unparalleled conveniences and benefits tailored to your needs.

1) No deposit or hidden fees

One of the standout features of moving in with Quintain Living is the refreshingly transparent approach to finances. At QL, there are no deposits or hidden fees to catch you off guard. This transparency extends to the whole moving process, making it a simple and stress-free experience. 

2) Quick and easy process 

We at Quintain Living understand that moving in can be a logistical challenge, especially when it comes to parking. That's why we’ve gone above and beyond to make the process quick and easy by offering dedicated parking bays specifically for moving in. This thoughtfully designed feature ensures that there's no struggle to find a space on moving day, alleviating one common stressor from the equation. 

3) Utilities set up and ready to go 

When moving into a new place, introducing yourself to new utility companies is one of those important tasks that gets forgotten - no one likes dealing with it. That's why we take care of it for you. When you move in with Quintain Living, utilities are set up and ready to go from the moment you step into your new home. According to Ofgem, the average time it takes to switch energy companies is 15 days, and Cable reports that it typically takes about 14 days to switch broadband companies. However, with our service, you're ready to roll from the moment you step into your new place, eliminating all that wait time. You can also save on average up to 56% on Energy Bills with us!


4) Secure flexible tenancies

Secure flexible tenancies with Quintain Living offer tenants the best of both worlds: the stability of a secure tenancy ensures peace of mind, while the flexibility in the agreement provides the ability to adapt to individual rental needs and living preferences. This balance caters to a wide range of requirements, enhancing the overall living experience for residents.

5) Extra storage solutions 

Recognising the importance of storage space, Quintain Living offers extra storage solutions to its residents for a small additional monthly fee. This thoughtful addition means you can keep your living area uncluttered and organise your belongings efficiently, making your home even more comfortable.

From creating a comprehensive checklist of key things to remember to actually moving out and easing into your new place, we've got you covered. Quintain Living’s innovative approach to housing simplifies the entire experience, making moving into your new home hassle-free. Explore Quintain Living’s stylish studios and apartments today and discover how easy it is to make the move.