Moving your belongings into your new premises entails a lot of logistics. It is very important to make sure that everything is carried out as planned. For instance, you may have an expected list of repairs in the new home. Take your time to check all the obvious signs of wear and tear especially on the sockets and note them down.
Make sure that all the cupboards are empty, free of mould, damp or bad smells. Also keep a close note of the water, electricity and gas stopcocks. This will guide you to know where to place your furniture. You need to be extra careful when moving your musical instruments like your piano. You will also get a feel of how to get the furniture upstairs or even just into the house.
Note down all the damages that require the attention of whomever you are dealing with before moving anything in. This will ensure that all the problems are sorted out before you move in.
Inspect the boiler and the central heating system and ensure they are working properly. Collect the manuals for these from the previous occupants. The manuals will save you from all the frustrations in the long run.
If you are dealing with a landlord, he should give you a list of all the furniture, fittings and fixtures they are intending to leave behind. Nowadays, landlords are known to leave kitchen appliances such as washing machine, freezers, cookers and fridge.
Make sure to get the emergency repair numbers from your landlord and all the paperwork pertaining the needed emergency repairs. Also get the bank details or know how the rent will be collected. Also ensure you sign all the necessary paperwork.
You can now let Andy and the guys move your home furniture; and start making your new place on your own. Move in after you complete all the renovations.