Practical Advice – Moving In
Telephone, Internet & TV
Contact your telephone, Internet and TV provider(s) to let them know you are moving into the house.
Electricity & Gas
Contact your electricity and gas provider(s) about ten days prior to completion to tell them when you are 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, you should agree this meter reading with the vendor or auctioneer so there is no dispute about the bill.
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 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.
Household Charge, Local Property Tax (LPT), NPPR Charge, Refuse Charge
We will ensure that the household charge and NPPR are paid up to the date of closing. You should get in touch with the Revenue Commissioners in order to register your ownership of the property for LPT going forward. You should also arrange the waste disposal about ten days prior to completion.
We will obtain the keys of the house for you on completion of the purchase. Any spare keys are normally left on the premises.
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.
Inspect before Completion
It is always advisable to arrange an inspection with the auctioneer just before completion to ensure that the property is vacant, no rubbish has been left behind and any contents you agreed to purchase are in situ.