Five Key Questions to Ask Sellers When Moving Home

27th April 2018 by Metro Removals


Just before you complete and are about to move home, things can get extremely frantic. You’re doing some last-ditch packing, sorting your final bills and booking moving vans, but what else do you need to do? Amid all the panic it can be easy to forget a few things, and that’s OK, but asking your seller a few choice questions before you move can save you a huge amount of hassle in the long run. So, if you’re struggling for ideas, in this article, the Metro Removals team will provide a list of key questions to ask sellers before the big move.


Where’s the main stopcock for the water?

Ideally, you want to be as prepared as you possibly can before you move, so knowing where the main stopcock is before you unpack your bags can make the process seamless. Plus, you will probably want a shower to unwind after all that stress!


Where are the gas and electricity meters?

Knowing exactly where the gas and electricity meters are before you move allows you to set your new utility bills up straight away. More than anything, this means that you’ve already got one of the many important tasks you will need to complete once you’re settled.


Do any surfaces need special cleaning products?

That lovely new wooden flooring in your kitchen may have been a clincher when you were scoping out new homes, but what treatment does it need? The last thing you want is to ruin it because you forgot to ask!


Do you have any old tins of paint the same colour as the walls?

Asking this question will save massive amounts of hassle in the event that you chip a bit of paint somewhere in your home. Firstly, you won’t have to spend hours finding exactly which brand or shade of off-white it was. Secondly, you then won’t have to do further research to work out who still stocks it.

This question also applies to things such as kitchen tiles and fixed furniture. If you know where the seller got theirs from, the replacement process will be much more simple.


Do you have any instruction manuals for electrical items?

It’s all well and good having your home decked out with various gadgets, but if you don’t know how to use them – what good are they? Asking the seller if they still have the manuals for these pieces of equipment lying around will save you having to go and scope one out on eBay!



For the best removals service in the Kettering, Market Harborough and Thrapston areas, you need to look no further than Metro Removals! Our family-run business has over 30 years of experience in the removals industry, so you can rest assured that with us you’ll be in safe hands.


We are committed to providing the highest quality services (including packing all your belongings up for you too!) that ensure your move is as stress-free as possible. To discuss removals with us, contact our friendly team today!

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