Olly Symonds
Olly Symonds
Associate Director
Fergus Mitchell
Fergus Mitchell
Director
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Cotswold Life

We know moving into a new rental home can be both exciting and daunting in equal measures. Which is why we work closely with both our property owners and our new tenants to ensure your move-in day is as stress-free as possible.

Want to know how to move into a rental home stress-free? Read on for the advice we give to our new tenants…

What to do on moving day

Every Cotswold rental property should come with a detailed inventory and check-in procedure. Pay attention to the inventory list and don’t be afraid to flag up anything that has been missed off or is slightly different to what is listed. 

The check-in process is where you should switch lights on and off, check for loose door handles, make sure all appliances are in full working order and generally have a close look at everything in the property.

You should also find out where the electrical mains board is – handy for power cuts – and the water stop tap.

It is also the opportunity for you to check you have a key to every door, window, meter reading cupboard etc. Ask to be taken through what each and every key is for, and if there are more than about 3 or 4 keys it can also be a good idea to take a picture of each key alongside a little note stating what that key is for. 

We always recommend getting an additional spare set cut for the main external doors too, just in case.

How to manage moving all the boxes

Once the admin side of things is complete a great tip to make unpacking quicker and more efficient is to try to put the boxes into the right rooms as you are unloading them. That’s assuming you remembered to label up all your boxes first!

And on the topic of boxes, always make sure you have packed a box of essentials to open first. Your kettle, mugs, milk, tea-bags/coffee and sugar always come in handy. So does a bottle of fizz and champagne flutes 🥂

Once the last box is in (maybe not totally unpacked) it is time to sit back, relax and start to enjoy life in our favourite place on earth – The Cotswolds 💕

Want to find out how we can help?

If you’re thinking of moving to the Cotswolds and want to know more about how The Cotswold Letting Agency can help you find (and then move into) a rental home stress-free, get in touch with Olly or Fergus, who will be only too happy to share their expert knowledge and advice.

You can always call us on 01993 684572 – or pop into our office Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00 at 15 Witney Street, Burford, OX18 4SN.

Or send an email to olly@cotswoldlettingagency.com or fergus@cotswoldlettingagency.com and we will get straight back to you.

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