Home Move Brighton

Welcome to Gold Bear Removals, your home move Brighton experts. Whether you’re upsizing or downsizing, or moving within the city or further afield, we’re here to help. We specialise in all things removals and perform the finest removal company Brighton has to offer.

Moving house can be a daunting process with lots of moving parts. This is the case whether you’re renting or buying, or whether you’re moving a one bed flat or a 6 bedroom family house. There is a lot to think about. Our customers are always asking us for advice and info on best practices and checklists of things they may forget. That’s why we thought it would be helpful to put together a list of things to remember when moving house. From who to inform to changing suppliers, read on to make sure your home move Brighton goes seamlessly:

Image (4)Who to tell about your home move Brighton

  • It’s important to take meter readings from the old house before you leave and submit them to your providers. It’s a good idea to do this at least 10 days before your move to give their systems chance to update properly. We sometimes hear stories of people forgetting to do this and the new tenants racking up debt on their accounts. Make sure you get a receipt and confirmation of this being done by the utility company in case any mistakes are made.
  • While you’re at it, take new meter readings in the new property and submit these to the new provider right away.
  • Ahead of your home move Brighton, don’t forget to set up a redirect on your post with the post office. This is easy to do in branch or on the Royal Mail website. They redirect all of your mail to the new house. It takes 10 days to start to work though so make sure to set it up in advance of the move so you don’t miss anything.
  • You can do something similar with your phone number too. The phone supplier should be able to automatically tell callers about your change of number around the move.
  • Write a letter to the new people moving into your house which details any useful info for them. This includes things like boiler settings, any quirks or techniques for how to switch the dodgy hob on etc etc. Basically anything you would like to find yourself when moving into somewhere new!
  • Tell your contents insurance company about your change of address, as well as any car insurance.
  • Cancel or change the address of any ongoing subscriptions (magazines, newspapers etc)
  • Don’t forget your pets: if they have the old address on their collar or on microchips, have these changed as a matter of urgency as soon as you’ve completed your home move Brighton.
  • Inform any service providers like BT, mobile phone networks of your move too. Not doing so can lead to overpayments and more issues in the future.
  • Don’t forget to tell the bank. Each bank is different and some require you to go in-branch with a utility bill after you’ve moved home as proof of new address. If this is the case for you, make a note in your calendar so you don’t forget to go in a few weeks down the line.
  • Don’t forget to inform government organisations like the DVLA and council tax about your move too. You never know, you may get lucky and even be due a refund for any unused money on your account!
  • Inform your old doctor and dentist about the move at the same time as you set up with new local health care providers.
  • Don’t forget to label all of the old keys you’re leaving behind for the new tenant/owner.This should include house as well as any additional keys for the garage, shed, windows and patio doors etc.
  • Remember to use up all existing perishables in your fridge and freezer before the move so that it doesn’t spoil.
  • We hope this is a helpful list to check after your removals in Brighton

    What do I do in the new house after my home
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    • Don’t plug your fridge-freezer in for at least 24 hours after the move. The chemicals inside often move around in transit and they need to settle before being switched back on.
    • Remember to get a locksmith in as soon as you move to change the keys. This is extremely important: you don’t know who has access to the old keys. We’ve heard horror stories about keys not being changed and houses being burgled. So please do this as a matter of priority!
    • Go and introduce yourselves to the new neighbours and say ‘hi’. It’s often a nice idea to ingratiate yourself with chocolates or wine, or a card at least. Being on good terms with the neighbours goes a long way – especially if you are planning on doing noisy building work!
    • Book in your dates for providers like broadband to come and set up the service in your new home. There can often be long lead times for this, so setting it up as early as possible is a good idea so you aren’t left without the internet for weeks!

    If you need just a small removals then use our man and van Brighton service!

    Here are 20 interesting questions to ask a removal company about a home move in Brighton:

    How long have you been operating in Brighton?
    When choosing a removal company, it is important to consider how long they have been in business. A removal company that has been operating for several years is more likely to have the experience and knowledge needed to handle the complexities of a home move. There are several key reasons why it is important for a removal company to have been in business for a while.
    First and foremost, experience matters. A removal company that has been in business for a while is likely to have seen a wide range of moving situations and will have the knowledge and skills to handle them. They will know how to pack and protect your belongings, how to handle heavy or fragile items, and how to deal with difficult access. They will also be familiar with the common challenges that arise during a move and will have solutions in place to address them.
    Another important factor is reliability. A removal company that has been in business for a while has likely built a reputation for delivering high-quality services. They will be more likely to be available when you need them, to provide an accurate estimate of the cost of the move, and to meet the timelines they have agreed to. They will also be more likely to have a dedicated team of experienced professionals who can manage the move from start to finish.
    Furthermore, a removal company that has been in business for a while is more likely to have strong relationships with suppliers and other industry professionals. This can be beneficial when it comes to securing the resources and equipment needed for a successful move. For example, they may be able to secure a large moving truck at short notice or access special equipment needed to move heavy or bulky items.
    A removal company that has been in business for a while is likely to be well-established and financially stable. This means that they will be more likely to be able to offer insurance coverage for your belongings, and to have the resources to cover any damages or losses that may occur during the move. They will also be more likely to have the financial stability to invest in the latest moving equipment and technology, which can make your move faster, safer, and more efficient.

    What services do you offer for home removals?
    Having a variety of services to choose from can help make your move smoother, more convenient, and more cost-effective.
    A removal company that offers a wide range of facilities is more likely to be able to meet your specific needs. For example, if you’re moving a large family with a lot of furniture and belongings, you may need a removal company that offers packing and unpacking. Or, if you’re moving a business, you may need a removal company that can handle the disassembly and reassembly of office equipment. By having a variety of resources to choose from, you can be sure that your move will be tailored to your specific needs.
    A removal company has a lot of options can provide a more comprehensive solution. For example, if a removal company offers both packing and storage services, you can have all of your belongings packed and stored in one place, which can be more convenient and cost-effective than having to deal with multiple companies. By having a single provider that can handle all aspects of your move, you can simplify the process and reduce the stress involved.
    A removal company that also offers cleaning can help you get your old home ready to be sold or rented out, while a removal company that offers storage can help you manage any belongings that you need to store temporarily. By having access to these additional things, you can make the most of your move and get more done with one provider.
    A company with a lot of services are more likely to be able to accommodate your changing needs. For example, if your move date changes, a removal company that offers flexible services may be able to adjust their schedule to accommodate your new date. Or, if you need to store some belongings temporarily, a removal company that offers storage may be able to help. Having a provider that can adapt to your changing needs can help make your move smoother and more convenient.

    Can you provide a written estimate for the move?
    Having a written estimate from a removal company is essential for a number of reasons.
    A written estimate provides a clear understanding of the cost of the move. This is important because it allows you to budget for the move and to compare quotes from different removal companies. A written quote should include a detailed breakdown of the costs associated with the move, including any additional fees for packing or storage services. By having a written estimate, you can be sure that you’re getting a fair price for the services you need.
    These documents help to prevent any misunderstandings or disputes and set expectations for what services will be provided, how long the move will take, and what the final cost will be. If any additional services are required or if any unexpected expenses arise during the move, an estimate can serve as a reference point to resolve any disputes. You can have peace of mind knowing that you and the removal company are on the same page.
    Quotes help you to choose the best removal company for your needs. By comparing written estimates from different removal companies, you can evaluate the services offered, the level of expertise, and the cost of each company. This information can help you to choose the removal company that’s right for you and that can provide the best value for your money.
    After the move is completed, you can use the written estimate to verify that all services were performed as agreed and that the final cost was as expected. This can be useful in the event of any disputes or if you need to file a claim for insurance.
    Quotes provide a clear understanding of the cost of the move, helps to prevent misunderstandings or disputes, can help you choose the best removal company, and provides a record of the move. By choosing a removal company that offers these, you can be sure that your move will be handled professionally, efficiently, and with the care that your belongings deserve.

    How do you protect furniture and belongings during transit?

    Do you offer packing and unpacking services?

    What is your policy on dealing with fragile items?

    How do you handle difficult or heavy items?

    Can you disassemble and reassemble furniture as necessary?

    How do you ensure the safety of valuables during the move?

    Can you accommodate for specific moving dates and times?

    How do you handle last-minute changes or cancellations?

    Are there any additional costs to consider during a move?

    What insurance coverage do you offer?

    How do you deal with damages or losses during a move?

    Can you provide references or reviews from past clients?

    Do you offer storage solutions?

    How do you deal with difficult access, such as stairs or tight spaces?

    What is your approach to environmental sustainability?

    How do you handle international moves?

    Can you provide a clear timeline for the moving process?

    We hope you found this checklist useful! Please feel free to get in touch with us about how we can help make your move as simple and pain-free as possible. Or if you need any help selecting moving companies Brighton please do get in touch.
    The amount of things you need to remember may seem overwhelming, but with the right preparation, it needn’t be that hard. We offer services that make your home move Brighton even easier too, like packing. We can come in the day before your move and pack up your whole house. That’s everything, from packing plates and crockery individually and everything in your wardrobe. It all helps!

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