Need To Protect Your Empty Home After Moving?

Need To Protect Your Empty Home After Moving?

Safety Tips for Upcoming Move

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Safety Tips for Upcoming Move


Sometimes, a long distance move needs to take place prior to your home being rented or sold. If this is the case, it’s a good idea to know how to protect your vacant home.

What Tips Can I Follow to Protect My Empty Home After Moving Out?

When living in a for sale home, there are several tips you can follow to protect your empty residence after moving out. First, ensure all doors, windows, and access points are secure to deter potential break-ins. Installing a security system and placing visible warning signs can also help deter burglars. Additionally, ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your property, collect mail, and maintain the exterior to create the illusion of an occupied home. Finally, consider hiring a house-sitter or property management service to periodically check on the house and address any issues that may arise.

What is the difference between vacant and unoccupied?

An unoccupied home means there are no occupants residing in the property, but there is furniture and or furnishings. A vacant property has no occupants or contents.

How do you secure an unoccupied house?

With your property being left empty, having a security system is a wise decision. If you already have a security system set up, continue until the house has been sold, or has occupants. You might even consider additional services with the security system company to provide the option of monitoring the property from your new location, which can be done through a computer or a phone. It’s also a good idea to keep some of your utility services going, such as electricity, to give light and a feeling of home. Turning lights on and off can be done with a timer, remotely. Heating can prevent damages from occurring during colder months, and if there’s a garden that requires regular maintenance, consider keeping the water on. If you have a trusted friend or agent, recruit them to regularly check on your vacant property and collect mail. You’ll also want to understand insurance on your vacant property.

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