Help with moving out

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mmayat
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Help with moving out

Postby mmayat » Sun Feb 15, 2015 7:02 am

I am getting my own place for first, any advice with sorting out stuff, connecting to electric, gas, applying for working tax credit, how council tax work, setting up Freeview, connecting gas cooker, washing machine and getting broadband (thinking of getting unlimited talk talk) :ball: :)

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Re: Help with moving out

Postby Tom fod » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:48 am

Congratulations
Find and take meter readings before you start. I believe you need to start by calling the supplier who last supplied the property.
You may also need to contact your Water/sewerage provider but in some cases if you're in a block of flats this might be part of the service charge.

Not 100 per cent here but If there is not a hob/oven connected you may need to find a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Washing machine. Should say in machines instructions. Have some hose washers to hand

Freeview connect tv n re run set up. Don't forget TV licence

Council tax. Contact your local district or borough council.

Working Tax credit call HMRC or Directgov.

I'm afraid I've heard bad things re Talk Talk n their customer service. Remember with any provider you need to reckon in line rental.
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mmayat
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Re: Help with moving out

Postby mmayat » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:52 pm

has anybody has experience with dealing places for people, two weeks ago there would let me have a look at one of their property, I call week ago there said they call me when there have keys ready. I can't bid for any more house or flat while this is going on. living in blackburn

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Re: Help with moving out

Postby Tom fod » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:15 am

Hi

I'm not anywhere near Blackburn and don't really have any experience or knowledge of who this company are or how they work. Best I can suggest is to give them another call Monday and politely ask them for a status update. Is the place you wanted to view still being built and could completion have been delayed or have they got tenants that have not yet vacated the property?

Finding and getting the arrangements sorted for moving always takes a long time it's a pain but a fact of life.
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