MOVing into YOUR NEW HOME
Once subjects have been removed, financing and legal documents have been signed, and your deposit is in the bank, the home is yours and you are ready to move into your new home! Your Realtor will advise you when you’ll be getting the keys to your new home (Possession Date) and will help coordinate this for you. It’s time to start collecting boxes and packing your stuff for the move!
SET UP UTILITIES
When you’re on the move, there’s a lot to think about; first and foremost, make sure that your new home has the essentials: Power and Heat.
Companies like BC Hydro, New Westminster Electric, and Fortis BC have made it very easy to transfer or set up service at your new home. Click the links below to take a look at the steps involved…
CHANGE OF ADDRESS CHECKLIST
When you’re on the move, there’s a lot to think about; first and foremost, make sure that your mail follows you to your new address! Here’s a handy guide on who to alert when changing your address: Change of Address Checklist
ADDITIONAL TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Moving within BC? Quickly and easily update your address in seven steps using Address Change BC.
You can also change your address over the phone 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday:
Vancouver: 604 775-0011
Elsewhere in BC: 1 866 775-0011
Hot Tip: Mail Forwarding Have some time before you take possession? Consider Canada Post’s mail forwarding service. It’s an ideal way to make sure that you don’t miss anything important!
Hot Tip: Change of Address Cards Change of address cards can be found free at your local post office. Simply add postage and send!
You will receive our comprehensive guide to buying a home.