Moving into your first house is really exciting and there is not likely to be a lot on your mind aside from the new house. There are a few things that you need to look at before you move into your new house and hand your rental keys over to your old landlord. It is a good idea to go through the following before you move in.
Do a Thorough Spring Clean
When you leave a rental property, it is important to make sure that it is in as good a condition as it was when you moved in, allowing for reasonable wear and tear. Reasonable wear and tear includes items that would show age over time, like paint, etc. that would normally need maintenance. It does not include dirt. You need to thoroughly vacuum and sweep the rental before you leave. Make sure that you scrub floors and fixtures and have pool inspections in Brisbane carried out before you finally do leave.
You not only have a legal responsibility to make sure that the place is clean when you leave but a moral one as well. Consider how you would feel if you had to move into a place that was filthy. Surely you would not want to put someone else through that.
Before you Move into your Home
Before you start to move your furniture into your new home, it is a good idea to take a little walk around the house and check for any loose tiles, fixtures etc. If you want to repaint or replace anything, now would be the time to do so. It is a lot easier to do those small repairs and renovations before you move in rather than after you have.
In fact, if left until later, those small little home repairs may never end up getting done. Just think about it for a second. Painting the walls when the house is empty is fairly simple – when there is furniture to be moved out of the way, or pets or kids to consider, it becomes a lot more of a pain in the neck. You can easily identify what things need to be fixed up during your pre purchase building inspections.
It is very important to carry out these inspections before you move in – you do want to be sure that you are prepared to take on any work that needs doing before you offer to buy the house. If you do not, your dream house can quickly become a nightmare of renovation.