Final Things to Ask the Seller Before Moving Home

If you’ve ever moved house before, you’ll know just how frantic things can be right up until moving day. You’re trying to cram in some final packing, you’ve got bills to sort and moving vans to book, so you would be forgiven for not having too much contact with the seller. That said, you don’t want to turn up at your new home and not know how to turn the water on or work the oven, which is why the team here at Simon Long have compiled a list of key questions to ask the seller before your move to make things easier for you.

Do you have any tins of paint lying around to match the walls?

This sounds like a strange one to kick things off, but you’ll be thankful you asked this down the line when the walls start needing some TLC. The great thing about having exactly the right paint is you’ll simply be able to repaint the section that needs some attention, without having to repaint the whole room with a different colour, or indeed your whole home.
While you’re at it, it’s worth asking the same question with regards to things like kitchen tiles or carpet rolls, it could well save you a few soul-sucking trips to B&Q!

Paint brush resting on tin of white paint

Where can I find the water stopcock?

Once you arrived at your new home after a long, stressful move, let’s face it – you’re probably going to be a bit sweaty, so a nice, hot shower will be on the top of your priority list. If you’ve asked the seller where the main stopcock is for the water prior to moving, the process of arriving and turning the water on will be seamless, something you’ll be thankful for!

Where can I find the electricity and gas meters?

If you know exactly where your electricity and gas meters are before you move, you will be able to set up your new utility bills, which means you’ll be able to tick off one of the most important settling-in tasks right away. This will give you peace of mind more than anything!

Do the surfaces, or any other areas of the home, require special cleaning products?

Beautiful oak flooring and marble worktops might have been one of the reasons you chose the home in the first place, but if you don’t know how to clean them correctly, they may end up being more of a headache than something to enjoy.

Do you have any instruction manuals for electrical items?

If the home has a smart oven, kettle, fridge, or some other perplexing gadget, it might be worth asking the seller if they have any manuals lying around for you to look at. This should get you up to speed quicker, and it might save you having to poke around on Amazon or eBay too!

Simon Long Removals Gloucestershire have over 20 years of experience providing removal and storage services to customers across Gloucester and Cheltenham. Fully accredited by the BAR (British Association of Removers), we facilitate moves both down the road and across the world. If you would like to learn more about our removal services and receive a free, no-obligation quote, give us a call today. We’re always happy to help.