Renting – Moving House
We understand that moving can be stressful. We can assist with making your next move smooth and easy, with the following helpful tips.
Giving notice to vacate
If you wish to vacate your rental property, it is essential that you provide the required period of notice in writing, by post, fax or email. Our standard notice to vacate form is available for download for your convenience.
Sometimes circumstances change and you may need to vacate the premises prior to the end of your tenancy agreement. Your REIV lease agreement outlines your obligations in relation to a lease break situation, including the requirement to reimburse the landlord for reletting expenses and rent until a suitable tenant can take occupancy of the property. Our lease break notice to vacate form is available for download for your convenience.
Connection and disconnection of utilities
It is important to arrange for your utilities, such as gas, electricity, telephone and internet services, to be connected in your name for your new home and disconnected in your existing residence. We recommend that you arrange this at least 4-5 days prior to your moving date. Remember to ensure that electricity remains connected for the final inspection of your existing residence.
There are many choices when it comes to the provision of these utilities, so do your research to find the rates and package that best suit your needs.
Direct Connect provide a free, no-obligation service to take care of all of your calls and arrangements for connection and disconnection of utilities, to give you back time in your busy day. You can still choose your preferred utility retailer and the date on which services will be connected and/or disconnected and there is no extra cost to you. If you wish to take advantage of this helpful service, a Direct Connect application form is available on our resources page.
A helping hand for your move
When vacating the rented premises, it is essential that you take the time to ensure that you remove all personal belongings and leave the property in spotless condition. Your condition report from the commencement of the tenancy and our comprehensive final inspection guide will assist you with this process.
Most people are time poor, particularly when arranging to move house. We can help you with recommending local, reputable services for cleaning, carpet cleaning, gardening, removalists and more. We understand that moving is a big task and sometimes professional assistance helps lighten the load.