When moving out there are a few things which you need to make sure you do. These things can be split into two categories, before moving out day and the day you move out.
Before Moving Out
- If you need to, give your landlord notice that you are moving out
- Check the inventory to ensure that the house is out in the condition it was when you moved in. Use the photos you took to help you.
- Is anything damaged/broken/stained?
- Ensure that everything is cleaned thoroughly, including the garden. If you fail to do this, you run the risk of losing some of your deposit.
- Notify others of your change of address:
- Bank/building society
- The University
- Car Insurance providers and DVLA
- If required by your visa, inform the police
- Visit the post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded. You will be charged a small fee for this.
- Cancel the TV licence and apply for a refund.
- Locate all the instruction manuals (cooker, oven, etc.)
- Arrange an inspection to be carried out by your landlord/letting agent. This will give the landlord/letting agent the opportunity to discuss any matters that need attention, If there should be any issues, fix these before moving out so that the landlord/letting agent do not need to employ professionals to do this work.
Moving Out Day
- Final cleanliness check
- Move your possessions out if you have not done so yet
- Turn off appliances and leave the fridge, washing machine and dishwasher doors open.
- Write down your meter reading. IF bills are included give these to the landlord/letting agent. If bills are not included contact the utility companies to close your account and get the final bill.
- Lock all windows and doors.
- Gather all keys.
- Leave your forwarding address(es) with your landlord/letting agent.
- Go through the moving in inventory and take plenty of photos.
- Email a copy to the landlord/letting agent informing them that this is the final inventory. Ask them to check and agree it and to refund your deposit accordingly.
How can the University Support you?
Please always use the University webpages as a first point of reference. If you require more guidance or information that is not covered in the webpages contact the Student Advice and Support Services.
Last Updated: 8th September 2022