Moving? Better Do This Then

Moving periods are usually a critical time for people – there are many things to consider, and many unexpected expenses to often take care for. This is even worse if you decide on simultaneous settlements – that is, when you and the vendor (or you and the buyer; however, this doesn’t have that many problems on your end) have coinciding settlement dates.

What are the common problems that can be encountered with simultaneous settlements? Well, just about everything. Depending on where you live, the settlement can either take place in the morning or in the afternoon – it is after this transaction is completed that you can move in into your new home. With simultaneous settlements, the case is that you have to move your goods on the same day of the settlement (because you won’t have your old home, obviously), and this can be considerably complicated if the tenants of the house you just bought are not ready to move out.

In fact, during most simultaneous settlements, buyers tend to find the tenants of the house they just bought still in the house – and not done with packing and having already moved out as they should. Most buyers can be consider themselves lucky if the tenants move out within two to three hours – there are actually instances where the buyer cannot move in at all! Since you’re past the settlement time, you can’t resort to delaying the settlement time or take any other similar action, but you just have to wait for the tenants to move out. And as if that wasn’t enough, the tenants do not even clean the house because of their hurry (or simple unwillingness) in moving out.

Due to these problems, it is often advised that buyers take up residence at a hotel or a friend’s house in the case of simultaneous settlements. The moved out personal effects and belongings can be temporarily moved into a self-storage – which can either be in a permanent storage room or a portable unit. It’s even better if you could make sure the other party has moved out by the time you move in – but this is quite a tall order when there are simultaneous settlements, because the tenants might also be in a similar situation.

Of course, this does not mean that this procedure should be followed only when simultaneous settlements take place – problems can arise even without the coinciding settlement dates. Therefore, being prepared to temporarily move your belongings elsewhere, and also being prepared to spend a few nights at a relative or friend’s place, or even a hotel, is something recommended during moving, regardless of whether there are simultaneous settlements or not. Click this link for more information about business storage units Singapore.