Practical Advice – Moving In


Contact your phone, internet and tv provider(s) to let them know that you are moving in.


Contact your electricity provider about ten days prior to completion to tell them when you will be moving in.  They may disconnect the electricity supply on the completion day unless you contact them to state that you will accept responsibility for the supply and sign a supply agreement.  You should notify your provider of the meter reading on the day of moving in.  If possible agree this meter reading with the vendor or auctioneer so there is no dispute about the bill.

  •  POST

You should arrange with An Post to have your mail re-directed to your new address, there may be forms for you to complete.  Make a list of who writes to you on a regular basis, banks, revenue, pension companies etc and contact them directly to inform them of your new address.


Make sure that you have insurance arranged on your new house and contents from the date of completion.


We will ensure that the household charge and NPPR are paid up to the date of closing. You should make arrangements for waste disposal yourself about ten days prior to completion.

  •  KEYS

We will obtain the keys of the house for you on completion of the purchase.  Any spare keys are normally left on the premises.

  •  ALARM

You should let us know if there is an alarm in your new house so that we can get the code number/keys on closing.  You should notify the alarm company of the change of ownership.


It is always advisable to arrange an inspection with the auctioneer just before completion so as to ensure that the property is vacant, no rubbish has been left behind and any contents you agreed to purchase are in situ.