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Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:02
I'm only renting and it's only one person, but I am toying with the idea of moving later this year--but the hassle is a big factor.
stardust
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:02
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What admin are you talking about? Usually it's relatively straightforward. The most annoying bit for us was people's mail still being delivered to our house a year later.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:02
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why is it so hard
Saillaw
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:05
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Go to the Post Office and set up mail redirection and then as and when you receive things you notify the relevant people of your new address. Much easier than trying to remember who you need to notify of your new details.

I'm also trying to get as much stuff paperless as possible and then there are fewer people to tell when I move.
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:06
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Things i had to change my address for (just off the top of my head)

BT (change to Virgin)
Gas / electricity
water
council tax
tv licence
home / contents insurance
car - driving licence, log book and insurance
work systems
pension
share plans
overseas share plans
banks X 3
credit card x 2
economist subscription
amazon
oyster card
wine society

etc etc

for utilities and stuff you need to get final bills for your old place, set up new ones etc.

I don't know how serial renters do it on an annual basis.
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:06
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Mail redirection doesn't always work.
Lib-Dem-Cyp-ree-en
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:07
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I spoke to someone at the weekend who grew to hate their purchaser so much she sabotaged their gas boiler on moving out day.
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:07
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don't even get me started on cleaning the previous occupants fvcking hair out of the shower plug hole.
Clergs is voting lib dem
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:08
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HEH
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:09
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Shouldn't the previous tenant have paid for a professional cleaning?
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:10
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?
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:11
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they left it in a fairly decent state tbf, but it was tidy rather than particularly clean.

the old hair was fvcking gross though. not sure how they just carried on with the base of the shower filling up with water.
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:12
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If anyone is moving though, i would 100% recommend Big Red Removals.
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:18
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Do they do the packing for you as well? I would be looking for an "all-in" service where they would figure out a way to transport all your clothing hanging in a wardrobe in a way that doesn't get them wrinkled, pack all your books into boxes, etc.
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:26
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yeh they do the full packing or partial packing.

full packing means they do everything, partial packing is where they just pack and wrap breakables and give you the boxes for you to do the rest. plus obvs they move all your furniture / take apart and construct what is needed.

plus they have those wardrobe boxes where they just lift them off the rails and put them in specially designed tall boxes with rails in them.



daddycam
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:29
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heh!
Presumably their standard price excludes lots of things
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:31
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moving house should be like moving banks where they change all your direct debits for you.
Spadea ain't afraid of ya
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:33
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Couple of Latvian blokes and a van. £200. Sorted.
🐝 buzz
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:36
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Are you going to send the pubes to your sellers along with any future post of theirs you might get?
Wellington
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:42
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heh @ buzz

Third Half
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:34
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You are telling me? You are telling me?

*In the intonation of Joe Pesci in Goodfellas*

I moved a couple of years ago and will perhaps move in the next year or so.

The admin stuff was a pain but not too bad, but the shear effort of packing and shifting belongings is almost beyond me. I am sure that compared with many (and probably most on here) I don't actually have that much ( after all I had to buy my own furniture) but the amount of books and papers and clothes is too much. I have got 3 x separate stereo systems ffs (plus another one at my mother's old place) (mid range quality but none that expensive but collected over the years)

I went away this weekend to the Cotswolds which turned into a shopping trip. All good stuff. But I think I have reached the end of shopping. I do need a couple more suits for work and some more work shirts but aside from that I reckon I will not have to buy any day to day clothes or shoes for perhaps a decade (subject perhaps to re-soling).

Mind you I subscribe to the theory (perhaps my own) that clothes take time to reach maximum comfort as they mould to one's body and that stage is finally reached at just the point they begin to fall apart (upon which I continue to wear them but if Better Half spots them in the laundry they are as likely to go in the bin as the washing machine.)
daddycam
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:13
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heh!
I'm trying to work out how the heck we'd pack up the garage.
When I moved from rented flat to the house, it was one transit load of house-stuff and one transit-load of garage stuff...

I think I'd get some very strange looks as I asked them to pack all my useful bits of wood.
Abbeywell/NSA
Posted - 22 March 2017 13:37
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BT (change to Virgin)
Gas / electricity
water
council tax
tv licence
home / contents insurance
car - driving licence, log book and insurance
work systems
pension
share plans
overseas share plans
banks X 3
credit card x 2
economist subscription
amazon
oyster card
wine society


All that isn't too much hassle, especially as most of it you can do on line these days or over the phone
Maid_Marian02
Posted - 22 March 2017 13:44
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I''m doing this too and TBF the admin nightmares listed above are heaven compared to dealing with the f wit solicitors and agents I'm dealing with daily - the amount of stress they cause by leaving key things to the last minute is ridiculous.
Reason number 4 million and 7 why not to buy/ sell!!
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 22 March 2017 13:47
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Agree with Abbs--the hard part is coming up with the list and making sure you haven't missed anything. That said, a friend actually hired a temporary personal assistant (I guess kind if like a white-collar taskrabbit) to handle this when moving. I wasn't sure how it worked and probably wouldn't feel comfortable with it, especially considering that you likely have to divulge a lot of personal info including bank details in order for the person to be able to take it completely off your hands.
Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 22 March 2017 13:48
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And on that note, by the way, thanks Wellington for compiling the list! I will save this thread for my next move.