Tips for customers - Checklist for the move

Checklist for moving / moving furniture to Spain

Check the following points to see if you have considered or completed all of them for your move:

  • Set moving date
  • terminate old tenancy contract
  • Agree on renovation measures (old and new flat)
  • Clarify tradesmen's appointments before the move (if necessary in Germany and also in Spain).
  • Possibly order new furniture (coordinate delivery date)
  • Deregister children at the previous school / kindergarten
  • Create a furnishing plan for the new flat / house in Spain / Portugal
  • Register children in the new school / kindergarten
  • Clearing out the garage, cellar and attic before the move
  • Order bulky waste (city administration , local waste disposal company) for the disposal of sorted-out furniture.
  • Get, fill in and send off the postal redirection application form
  • Cancel and deregister telephone and Internet at the previous location or register at the new location.
  • Pass on relocation notification / change of address to friend, clubs and others
  • Cancel or change subscriptions
  • Clarify heating costs with the landlord (read and send meter readings)
  • Agree on a date for handing over the flat with the landlord
  • Provide a toolbox for the move
  • Open a bank account at your new place of residence in Spain.
  • Apply for a special permit to park the removal van (HVZ) - we will be happy to do this for you on request.
  • Verification of direct debit mandates and standing orders
  • Check the medicine cabinet and add to it if necessary
  • Registering and re-registering private vehicles
  • Deregister with the Residents' Registration Office - Register with the local structure in Spain
  • Organise keys for lifts / entrances
  • At the beginning of the moving day, check the staircase for damage and make a note of it.
  • Pack suitcase / bag with personal belongings / valuables
  • If this is not the landlord's responsibility, the name plates must be removed on the day of the move.
  • Inspection of the old flat with the landlord
  • Fill in, check and document the handover protocol
  • Cleaning the staircase after the move
  • Labelling moving boxes and goods and drawing up and hanging furniture plans


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