Moving to a new home is always stressful. I have never met anyone (outside of advertisements) who claims that they had a fun and stress free time moving home … it doesn’t happen. There are a hundred different things to think about and problems to combat and it’s these problems – specifically problems with your new home – that I want to discuss today.
If the previous tenant is leaving furniture, then it will all be detailed by the solicitors, however if you don’t want this furniture, it is up to the previous tenant or owner to remove it. The problem is that some people will simply refuse and you might end up with a whole host of sofas and beds, etc., that you don’t want cluttering up your new abode. You will have to pay to have these removed yourself; however you should be able to get compensation through your solicitors.
The cleanliness of your new home might be an issue because previous owners are under no obligation to have the place cleaned before you move in. If they weren’t considerate enough to clean the place, then you will need to either do it yourself or pay a company to help out. Most agents will give you the keys a couple of days before your move in date which should allow you enough time to get the place cleaned up before you move all of your possessions in.
Hopefully, you won’t have to deal with this, but if you live far away from the city, it will likely be an issue. Pests are a common fact of life, unfortunately, but that doesn’t make them any easier to swallow (not literally, of course).You can call professionals to deal with the issue or go with a plugin pest control system from pestfree.com.au, if you fancy. If the previous owner has only recently moved out, then this hopefully won’t be a problem, but in cases where the house has stood empty for a while, it can be a major issue.
You will be made aware of all damages before you buy a house, as they will affect the price of the property, however it is very common to move into a new home and find there are some damages you weren’t made aware of when you purchased the place. Once the contracts have been signed, it is up to you to insure the property and should be done straight away in case a pipe bursts or something like that. Aside from that, there isn’t much you can do if there was hidden damage that you didn’t spot. The best thing is to get a professional to look over the house before you sign any contracts as this will stop any nasty surprises.
Hopefully, your move won’t be too stressful and if you do encounter any of these problems, they are solved and sorted as quickly as possible.