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Moving-In

Moving in

What to expect when moving into your new home

Moving into your new home can be both exciting and daunting. We've outlined below some helpful information to support you when moving into a Selwood Housing home.

Watch the animation below for an overview of the steps we'll take to prepare your home for you. For a full breakdown see our relet standards.

Getting the keys

Prior to your sign up, you will receive your tenancy agreement via DocuSign for you to sign electronically. This is a legal contract so please ensure you have read the agreement and you understand your responsibilities before signing. You will also receive important information about your home via email before the sign-up date.

On the day of your sign-up, the lettings coordinator will go through further information with you, including the payment of rent, and will provide you with the key safe code so you can access the keys to your new home.

You will also need to make an advanced payment to cover your first two weeks of rent before your tenancy can commence.

Budgeting for a move

Moving into a new home is expensive. You may need to hire a van or vehicle to move your belongings. You may also need carpets, curtains, and white goods to furnish your new home. Start saving as early as possible to cover the costs of moving.

For free and impartial advice on managing your money and debt advice, including tips on saving, visit the Money Advice Service.

Our relet standards

A complete breakdown of everything we'll do to get your home ready for you, so you know what to expect when you move in. 

Helping hand

Local charity KFR sells second-hand white goods and furniture. They also offer a reduced pricing scheme for low-income households.

We also work with local charity Group 5, who provide second-hand furniture for those who would otherwise go without. Speak to our lettings team for more info.

Scrutiny review

Our scrutiny team looked at how we manage empty properties for one of their independent reviews.

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