Congratulations on your new home!
It’s almost moving day, and you’re probably packing and organizing everything you need to get your belongings from your old home to your new one, but, before you finish that checklist, you may want to think about adding a few legal tasks:
- Check your lease. For rentals, be sure to check the terms for canceling the lease. If you’re leaving before the end of the lease period, there may be fees due for each month you aren’t there. You’re responsible for the lease through the entirety of its terms. Even if you’re leaving at the end of your lease, there may be a set time period for which you need to let your landlord know you’re leaving before you actually leave.
- Review your insurance documents. You’ll need to change your insurance for your new home. If you’re upgrading or buying a home for the first time, this could involve a major overhaul of what you need insured. Check the fine print to make sure you’re getting the best coverage available for your home, moving equipment, storage, and any specialty coverage needed for your new home and belongings.
- Check your will. Your estate plan may change – especially if you’re moving from a rental to a new home. Set up an appointment with your attorney to review your will and other documents and ensure that everything is updated to reflect your new property.
Moving is a stressful time, but once you’re settled into your new home, you’ll feel great. If you’re not certain of the legal changes your move may cause, reach out to your Legal Resources Plan Law Firm to schedule a consultation.