Moving House Checklist

How many of you this January thought, it’s time to move – let’s see what our house is worth. With houses in Leeds generally increasing in value, what your house is valued at may surprise you. Also you could be very fortunate and sell your house in one day.

OK, so this is very rare, but it can happen, so you need to be prepared. In Leeds on average it takes 130 days to sell a house. If you are one of the lucky ones you may be in a bit of a whirlwind right now, looking for your perfect house and trying to coordinate all the elements needed to complete on your own house; signing paperwork, booking removal companies, clearing out the garage / loft / shed…. Etc.

Take the time to plan, regardless of how little time you think you have, otherwise you will regret it. Create a Moving Plan, list everything that you need to do and create a timeline of activities between now and when your solicitor envisages the exchange date could be. Don’t be afraid of asking for an estimate timeline from your solicitor, they can find out from your buyer what situation they’re in, and therefore are best placed to inform you.

Below are some items which you should think about when creating your Moving Plan and factor them in accordingly – you should try to give yourself a minimum timeline of six weeks, any less and your move will take over your life. If you don’t have six weeks, don’t panic, moves have been organised in less time.

Moving Plan Advice:

  1. Make a list of items that you would like to dispose of / sell before you move.
  2. Create a list of companies that you need to change your address with.
  3. Contact all the companies that deliver items to you… milk, papers and the like.
  4. Consider how you will physically move house, and make the arrangements.
  5. Consider what items you may need to purchase / source to help you move house.
  6. Decide whether you will need to change schools / nurseries / activities / doctors / dentist etc.


Your plan should look something like the plan below, use the RAG (Red, Amber, Green) system only changing the status to Green once the action has been completed.


House Moving Solutions offer an impartial House Move Management Service which can manage every aspect of your house move, including the Moving Plan in the Pack and Move package.

Have a look at the services House Moving Solutions offer;

For more information visit: or call / email 07860773351 / to arrange your free consultation.



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