Siobhan from our Advice & Money team tells us more about moving out and the things you need to consider…
Wow where has the last 12 months gone? I bet it feels like you only moved in a few weeks ago, but already another academic year has passed and it’s time to pack up and ship out. Here is your 4 week countdown for a smooth end to your contract.
4 Weeks before
- Talk to your housemates and find out when they are planning to move out – you don’t want to be the one left to do all the cleaning.
- Cancel any T.V, internet contracts that you have signed up to. You usually need to give at least 30 days’ notice to cancel – don’t be paying for something you can’t use.
- Check if there are extra rubbish collection dates and skip points for larger items. There are plenty of charity shops that would be grateful for any items you no longer need.
1 Week before
- Start packing and cleaning – leaving it to the last day when you may be suffering with a hangover, may not be the best option.
- Let people know your new address, especially student finance.
- Review your inventory from when you moved in. If there are any differences make sure you agree with them as any changes due to damage etc. could be deducted from your deposit.
Moving out day
- Take meter reading and don’t forget to submit them to your utilities supplier.
- If you opened a house bank account, decide when and who is going to close the account (don’t forget to cancel your direct debit to the house account). If there is any money left in the account what are you going to do with it?
- Exchange contact details with all your housemates, just in case something crops up. Don’t rely on Facebook/twitter you can easily be blocked.
- Final check that everything is clean and tidy. All bins, fridges and freezers emptied and put out.
- That’s it hand your keys back and enjoy the sunny summer weather (hopefully it will be sunny).
Cardiff Digs find out about getting it out for Cardiff and extra refuse collections.
Moving out check list to remind you what you have done and what you still need to do.
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Siobhan, Advice & Money Team
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