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Planning your move will help to ensure it goes smoothly. Here are a few useful tips from our moving house guide:

4 weeks before you move

  • Confirm your moving date with all parties, including your removals firm (if you are using one).
  • Arrange home insurance for your new home so that the contents of your home are insured while they are in transit and at your new home from the day you move in.
  • Let people know you are moving - family, friends, employer, schools, doctor, dentist, utility companies, service providers and your bank.
  • Arrange for your new telephone line/internet/satellite/cable connections to be made.
  • Start sorting out your possessions and packing non- essential items. Moving home is a great opportunity to declutter and throw away or donate unwanted items to charity. Make sure you clearly label anything you pack in boxes so it can be clearly identified at the other end.


    Tips for arranging bills and changing address details.

    2 weeks before you move

  • Arrange when and where you are going to collect the keys to your brand new Bloor home.
  • Confirm your moving date and time with your removals firm.
  • Organise a time with your landlord, solicitor or estate agents to hand over your old keys.
  • Arrange to have your mail redirected by the Post Office to your new address
  • Let any local services you use know that you are moving, such as the milkman, newspapers, window cleaner etc., and don't forget to cancel any you no longer need.
  • Continue packing, clearly labelling what's inside the boxes and the room they need to be put in.
  • Ensure your pets have tags on with your contact details. If you have a dog or cat, you may wish to book them into a kennel or cattery for a few days.

  • Moving day

  • Keep all your house move related documents together.
  • Take meter readings so your final bills can be calculated.
  • Pack a box with 'essentials' in that you will need on the day - kettle, mugs, tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, sandwiches etc. Put then into your car and out of the way of the removal men.
  • Make sure everyone involved has your mobile phone number.
  • Make one final check before leaving your old home to make sure nothing gets left behind.
  • Only unpack your essentials on the first day
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    Welcome to your new Bloor home!

    The Inspection Process

  • Regular quality checks are made as your house is being built, not just at the end.
  • Before moving into your new Bloor home, our unique inspection and handover process gives you the opportunity to enjoy a tour to check you are totally happy with every aspect of your new home, from paintwork and tiling, to your kitchen appliances and driveway.
  • To help you understand the inspection, we provide a comprehensive booklet together with a DVD which shows you what to expect during the inspection and during the first few years of living in your new Bloor home

  • When You Move In

  • It is likely that whilst you are settling in to your new home you will become aware of items that need attention. After a few days in your new home our Site Manager will pay you a courtesy call to make sure everything is to your satisfaction and our regional customer care team will be on hand to assist, should anything need addressing.

  • Health & Safety Information

  • At Bloor, Health & Safety is very important to us. Building sites can be dangerous places, that’s why we ensure that all construction areas are fenced with warning signs in place.

  • After Your Move

  • Within your Home Inspection booklet, we provide useful advice for the care and maintenance of you new Bloor home. It contains essential information on mains control points, services, the running in of your new home plus much more.

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