Property Management and Real Estate Services

Pre-Move Recommendations

Pre-Move Recommendations

Before you move it is a good idea to follow these recommendations

If you own your present home:

  • Make the necessary arrangements to have your gas, water, and electric meters read on the day you leave disconnect it. Then have the bills forwarded to your new address.
  • Have your telephone, cable TV, water, gas and electrical disconnected.
  • Arrange for moving company, as you know that you have the date that your getting key for your new home.

If you rent your present home:

  • Give appropriate written notice to your landlord and make arrangements for the return of any money owing to you on your deposit.

At your new home:

  • Make the necessary arrangements for the gas and electric utilities, water softener, telephone and cable TV to be connected on the day the sale closes.


  • Get “Change of Address” cards from the post office and send out well before your moving day.
  • Have the post office forward your mail to your new address.
  • Cancel any contracted services and pre-authorized cheques.
  • Inform gardening, dry cleaning, garbage pick-up, newspapers, magazines, diaper and other home services. Arrange for service at your new address.
  • Obtain a letter of introduction from Unison Realty Group Ltd. to help establish new accounts. Transfer trust or bank accounts and securities.
  • Cancel or transfer social, athletic, civic, religious or business affiliations and memberships.
  • Arrange for transfer of medical, dental, prescription and optical records.
  • Change the address on your driver’s license(s) effective the day of the move.
  • Collect all items out for cleaning, repair or storage. e.g. fur coats, dry cleaning.
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of perishables, such as plants.
  • Make special arrangements for the moving of your pets.
  • Dispose safely of all flammable liquids as it is illegal for movers to carry them.

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