Friday, April 6, 2007

On packing and moving

About 1/8 of the house is now packed, with photos taken of the important things (books/DVDs etc).

Kitchen, garage and half the books/music haven't been touched yet, so there is a lot to go.

Most of the utility companies now have online connection/disconnection forms, incredibly convenient to me ! I estimate it saved a good 10 minutes each for the two water companies. Unfortunately AGL's site doesn't want to work in Firefox, and I refuse to use IE, so I had to do it the old fashioned way, using the telephone.

The moving company is booked for 7-8am on Saturday 21st April. *too early*

We received the standard lease termination checklist from our agent.
Steps 5 to 25 inclusive were not done by the landlord/agent prior to us moving in. 
The photos the agent took even show the incredible amount of hard rubbish in the garage and yard, the illegal gas stove installed in the garage and that the carpets and windows were not cleaned.

They also sent a request to schedule some public inspection times. The only times they listed were from 9am-5:30pm on a weekday, and 9am-2pm on a Saturday.  As we can't take any extra time off (18 annual leave days have been spent on this house in 1.5 years for maintenance and the extra cleaning on moving in). We've offered 8-9pm on a Tuesday and Wednesday and 2-3pm on a Saturday (not the 21st).

We still haven't heard if they will actually do the repairs they received a request for at the start of March.

The end of the month can't come soon enough! Only problem is, I get less than a week at our new place before leaving to house-sit for a month!
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