Moving home can be a daunting and stressful experience, but with the right information and advice, the whole process can be made easier, smoother, and less anxiety-inducing. Google can be a great source of information and is the first place many of us turn with a question, so with that in mind, we thought we would share our answers to the three most asked home moving questions on Google.
According to Google the most-searched question related to moving is about Council Tax.
The amount of Council Tax you pay depends on your local council and the area or 'band' you reside in. Fortunately, obtaining this information has become easier in recent years; you can find the specific Council Tax band and rate for your new home on the gov.uk website by simply entering your postcode.
Estate and letting agents are now legally obligated to include what is considered 'material information' in their property listings. This includes disclosing the Council Tax band and rate, ensuring that potential homebuyers and renters are aware of this important information.
Updating your address
The second most searched for question on Google about moving was about how to update your address with all of the organisations and companies that need to know you have moved.
One of the most important tasks that you will have to undertake when moving is to update your address with various organisations, such as banks, insurance companies, utility companies, and internet providers. To simplify this process, it's advisable to create a list well in advance of your move. Go through your monthly bank statements, keep a list of any subscriptions you receive via post, and compile a comprehensive list of companies that need to be informed of your new address.
It is no surprise that tips on packing to move home is the third most frequently searched thing about moving on Google. Packing can be a daunting task, but starting early is the key to reducing stress. Consider packing items you won't need before your move and declutter by discarding items you no longer use.
Another common question that home movers ask Google concerns their furry friends. How long to keep a cat indoors after a move is the fourth most common question that Google is asked about moving home.
The RSPCA advises keeping your cat indoors for at least two weeks after you move to ensure they become familiar with their new home and neighbourhood, reducing the risk of them trying to return to their old home.
Moving home can be a challenging and complicated process, but it's reassuring to know that you can get answers to your questions and that there are resources available to make it easier. At Alexander Taylor, we understand that you may have numerous questions throughout the moving process, and we are committed to ensuring that none of your questions go unanswered, no matter where you are in the journey of finding your new home, so please do give us a call on 01324 811 233 or send an email to email@example.com with any queries you may have, and we will do our best to answer them.