After The Sale Checklist

If you own your present home:

  • Call the Gas & Electric companies & let them know you are moving and arrange to have the meters read on the appropriate date
  • If your water heater is rented, arrange for the transfer of the rental agreement to the new owners
  • Instruct your heating oil supplier to fill the tank on the appropriate date
  • Advise telephone and cable TV companies of your move and have them discount their services on the appropriate date
  • Advise your present service companies of your new address so final billings may be directed to you

If you rent your present home:

  • Give necessary written notice to your landlord, and make arrangements for the return of any money you may have on deposit

At your new home:

  • Make arrangements with the gas and electric utilities, telephone and cable TV to be connected on the day the sale closes


  • Obtain a “change of address” card from the post office and send it out well in advance
  • Have the post office forward your mail to your new address
  • Arrange for services at your new house
  • Transfer trust or bank accounts and securities – obtain a letter of information from your current bank to help establish new accounts
  • Inform all creditors (Visa, MasterCard, etc.) of your new address and the date it becomes effective (don’t forget per-authorized payments)
  • Arrange the transfer of medical, dental, prescription and optical records
  • Garage Sale – consider having one to dispose of unwanted clothes and furnishings
  • Safely dispose of all flammable liquids as it is illegal for movers to carry them
  • Driver’s License – change of address as of the day you move
  • Arrange with your lawyer access to the keys of your new home
  • Obtain a supply of boxes for moving and perhaps device a colour code system for the various room designations
  • Leave a note in the house with your address for the new occupants so they can forward your mail
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