1. Gather all the necessary documents and permits needed for the move
- Landlord’s consent to rent or buy the flat;
- permission to move from your current landlord or landlord;
- compliance with local moving rules and regulations;
- permission from the local authority to move.
- confirmation of insurance including information about the landlord, the owner of the removal and the place to which you are moving;
- a form to report the move to the local authority;
- hire or purchase of a van;
- confirmation of insurance for the van,
- confirmation of registration of the van;
- documents relating to the transport of furniture or other items;
- documents relating to the removal service;
- contract with the removal company;
- contract with removal company for delivery of furniture or other items;
- transfer of consent from the owner of the current dwelling to the new owner;
- consent to rent or purchase a new flat.
2. Check that you can legally transport your accessories and furniture to your new location
Legally transporting furniture and accessories relies on the application of the relevant regulations, which vary from location to location. To determine whether you can legally transport your accessories and furniture to your new location, contact your local authorities through the tax office or your local tax office to find out the regulations applicable to the transport of furniture and accessories in your location.
3. Prepare a list of all the things you want to transport to avoid losing or forgetting something
Here is a list of examples of things to move:
- electronic equipment;
- computers and accessories;
- kitchen and groceries;
- beds and mattresses;
- bathroom accessories;
- washing machine and dryer;
- armchairs and sofas;
- curtains and drapes;
- white and brown goods;
- other household items.
4. Make sure the removal company you choose has experience of international removals and adequate insurance
Make sure that the removal company you choose has adequate experience in international removals. You should also make sure that the company has adequate insurance to protect your belongings during the move and to provide compensation in the event of damage or loss to your property. The company should have all the required permits for international removals and any necessary certifications to ensure that they will be able to provide a safe and hassle-free move.
5. Be prepared for possible transport problems and plan your move well
- check all possible sources of transport, including local removal companies, car hire companies, vans or other means of transport;
- prepare a list of things to be packed and transported;
- set a date for the move and choose a suitable form of transport;
- set a timetable for the move and identify specific roles for each person involved in the move;
- prepare the appropriate tools and materials for the move, including bubble wrap, cardboard boxes, tape and safety materials;
- set hours of operation for transport and removal;
- prepare a list of things to take with you on the move;
- prepare a place to receive your belongings on arrival;
- prepare for possible problems with transport and good planning of the move by planning additional transport options and booking accommodation.
6. Check if you will have to pay tax or customs fees
You may encounter fees in some countries, so it is best to contact your local tax or customs office to ask for details.
7. Check that you have adequate insurance in your destination country to cover the move and the transportation of your belongings
It is advisable to take out adequate insurance for moving and transporting your belongings in your destination country. Moving is sometimes a complicated process and sometimes it is necessary to transport your belongings over very long distances, so it is important that your belongings are adequately protected. Insurance protects you against losses if your belongings are damaged or lost during the move. Contact your local insurance provider for more information on possible insurance options.