Whether you're moving on your own, with a moving company, or a combination of both, the moving day itself should be well planned with all the details at this point. Electricity and gas should be switched to your new address on the agreed-upon moving date. Now is the time to take care of general matters that come with a move.
After your departure but before the end of the lease agreement, you must return your old apartment to the landlord. We've already provided important tips on this earlier. Don't surprise your landlord on the last day because they also plan ahead. Therefore, schedule an appointment with your landlord for the apartment handover.
If you've made changes to the rental property during your lease, discuss with your landlord how these should be removed or allowed to remain.
In the case of value-enhancing installations, such as a fitted kitchen or bathroom renovation, negotiate compensation with your landlord if you haven't already done so before the installation.
Similarly, discuss necessary cosmetic repairs and renovation work.
If there's a confirmed new tenant approved by the landlord, negotiate these matters with them. Often, items like carpets, TVs, fitted kitchens, curtains, or other additions can be handed over to the new tenant.
If you're unsure, you can find valuable information at the Austrian Tenants' Association or the Housing Advisory Office.
Often, not all furniture in the new apartment is needed or no longer fits in terms of style. Also, lamps and many things that have accumulated over the years are "excess."
Since you're handling everything now, use the packing process as an opportunity to declutter! Be generous with throwing away, giving away, or selling what you no longer need. Many items find grateful new users at flea markets (even online).
However, be cautious with trash! Not everything can be simply discarded. Bulky waste and other items that don't belong in household waste or recycling can be disposed of at Vienna's municipal waste disposal sites.
You can also sort out everything you no longer need, and your Umzugsbaron will take care of the professional disposal. You know, we take care of everything you don't want or can't handle.
With just four weeks to go, it's time to update several services with your new address. You can also start informing colleagues, friends, and family. If you're employed, you're obligated to inform your employer of your new address.
To ensure no one feels left out, it's best to reserve an afternoon and go through your entire address book. Whether the individuals in question receive the information via a card, WhatsApp, or email doesn't matter.
If you were active in a club, fitness studio, or any other organization during your free time, check if there's a comparable option at your new location. If you're moving farther away, and regular attendance is no longer possible, cancel your membership.
If there are children in the household, it's time to find a childcare facility or enroll them in the new school. Don't forget to deregister from the previous institution!
If the children are older, help them with all the aforementioned points, as they likely have accounts, memberships, insurances, education providers, universities, boarding schools, etc., by now.
Even your dog needs to be registered at the new address. You can find all the necessary information at help.gv.at.
If you have standing orders, check if they are still valid in the future, and stop them if necessary. For the same reason, it's recommended to keep a closer eye on your bank statements even after the move.
If there's a branch of your bank at your new location, introduce yourself to the branch manager and establish a connection. Move your account to the new location if necessary. In any case, you must inform your bank of the new address.
If you have credit cards, loyalty cards, or similar, notify the institutions of your new address now.
GIS only requires a simple address change, which can also be done easily online.
For insurances that apply regardless of your place of residence (liability, personal insurances like life, accident, health, disability, and other insurances), notify them of the address change due to the move.
If you had building or contents insurance, a simple address change won't suffice. The risk is different, and generally, the existing insurance must be canceled, and a new one for the new apartment must be arranged. Do this now, one month in advance, and inquire about insurance coverage during the move.
To avoid trouble and fines and ensure a smooth transition, please notify everything well in advance of your new address.
If you use public transport season tickets, you must inform them of your new address. This can be done easily for Wiener Linien via an online account.
Despite all the care, it's common for some senders to be forgotten. Therefore, it's recommended to request a mail forwarding order, which should take effect approximately three days to a week before the moving date.
If you're conducting the move on your own, don't forget to arrange a no-parking zone in Vienna for the day of the move. You can find the necessary information on wien.gv.at.
If your Umzugsbaron is handling the move, you don't need to worry about this. In this case, we'll take care of everything.
Tip: While you're sorting out all your paperwork, make copies of important documents like your ID, passport, insurance policies, registration certificate, driver's license, lease agreement, etc., or take photos. Then, keep everything in one place, preferably in your carry-on luggage.
Valuable Assistance for Your Move in Vienna
Our valuable assistance for your move in Vienna goes beyond just transporting furniture. Because a move, whether from Vienna, to Vienna, or within Vienna, is not just about rearranging furniture. Many things need to be considered, organized, or updated because many things have deadlines. That's why Umzugsbaron, your moving company from Vienna, provides you with a comprehensive free checklist as a small extension of our moving service to make your move as smooth as possible.
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