Things to remember when moving into a new rental property

Moving into a new home can be an exciting time, but it is important to keep a few things in mind when doing so – here are some tips to remember:

Change your address:

Make sure you update your address with all relevant organisations, such as the electoral roll, your bank institutions and your insurance providers.

Connect utilities:

Arrange for the connection of your gas, electricity, water and internet services before moving in. This will ensure that you have access to these services the first day you move into your new home.

Get renter’s insurance:

Renter’s insurance can provide peace of mind by protecting your belongings/contents in the event of theft, fire or other natural disasters. It is advised that you check what you are covered for with your selected insurance company.

Check for existing damage:

Before moving in, thoroughly inspect the property for any exisiting damage and report it to your landlord or property manager. This will protect you from being held responsible for any pre-existing damage. It is important to understand your lease agreement and your obligations in terms of maintenance and upkeep.

Meet your neighbours:

Take the time to introduce yourself to your neighbours and build a good relationship with them – this will make your transition into your new home much easier and more enjoyable.

Explore the area:

Get to know your new neighbourhood by exploring local shops, parks and amenities. This will help you feel more at home and integrated into your new community.

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