How to move to Gibraltar during summer?
The summer vacations are the time when most relocations are carried out, this is because these are the dates when many people have more time to do everything they have not been able to do so far this year, such as a summer move.
Moving house during the summer allows the whole family to get involved in the move, the process is carried out more quickly, and there is enough time to adapt to the new apartment.
Moving in summer is more common than you think
Moving in summer is more common than you might think because people have a more flexible schedule that allows them to better schedule their routines, avoiding the stress that is characteristic of these moves.
Also, summer days are longer and sunnier, so they are considered ideal for traveling.
Advantages of moving in summer
One of the main advantages of moving in summer is that you can organize the tasks during the cooler hours; here are some of the other advantages of moving in summer:
In the summer season, there is plenty of time to plan a move.
The time required to maneuver, which sometimes takes longer, can be extended without any problems.
Moving with children during the summer allows them to be present and help without interrupting their studies.
When moving to a different country, the family can get used to the new environment and get to know the surroundings.
Tips to make moving in summer a success
Moving in summer has many advantages, however, being a time when the temperature is higher than normal, it is essential to follow the following tips to avoid situations or problems in the process:
As it is a high season for moving companies, it is recommended to book in advance the transportation services.
Avoid the hot hours
Whether you hire a service or do the move yourself, it is important to do it during cooler hours in order to avoid the peak of the sun.
Check the hours with the least traffic
In the last days of summer, as well as the first days of the month, there is usually a lot of traffic due to vacations, so it is essential to be aware of the hours when there are fewer cars circulating.
Take care of your belongings that are sensitive to the heat
Inside your belongings there may be objects that are in danger of being damaged due to the high temperatures, to avoid this it is better to find a place in the car where they are protected from the heat.
Tips for contract management during a move
In addition to cleaning and packing your belongings in boxes, during a move, you have to take care of more things, among them the management of all the administrative paperwork associated with the house. Most people forget about these tasks or leave them to the last minute, when in fact they should be planned in advance. For this reason, we are going to give you a few tips to follow to manage all your contracts during a move.
Change the address of your documents
When you move house, you will need to change the address of all your official documents to avoid future problems and to make the necessary formalities much simpler, without having to explain yourself. The first thing you will need to change, in case you move, is the census certificate. In addition to this document, you will need to modify the address in the following:
● Identity document: in some cases, you can request an appointment online to change the address on your ID document.
● Driver’s license: notify the authorities of the change so that they can send you any notifications to the correct address.
● Others: Treasury, Social Security, bank, and any subscription that arrives in your mailbox.
Manage the contracts of your current apartment
In the case of Internet contracts, you must cancel them before moving into your new home. Contact the company with which you have contracted the service and request the cancellation of your contract a few days in advance so that there is no problem. Once the cancellation has been requested, you will be informed of the day on which you will be without supply and you will have to return the equipment provided by the company.
Energy supply contracts work differently. You can decide to cancel them or leave them discharged if the property is to be occupied immediately. If the cancellation is not strictly necessary, it is better to leave the supplies discharged so that the next tenants do not have to pay for the costs of the discharge again. For that reason, it is only advisable to cancel them when you know that the property is not going to be occupied for a long period of time. The management of the cancellation of energy supplies is also done through a phone call to the supplier and does not usually have associated costs.
Living in Majestic Ocean Plaza, Gibraltar
Majestic Ocean Plaza is in the vibrant Ocean Village and across the road from Casemates Square and Gibraltar’s old town. It is within walking distance of almost everything in Gibraltar. It is close to great nightlife, public transport, the airport, the city center, and leisure activities.
CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR has at your disposal a fantastic 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment, along with 1 parking space. Views overlooking the town with a wide balcony.
Amenities include the use of the swimming pool complex which includes a Jacuzzi for residents of Ocean Village.
There is also discounted membership at the on-site local gym.
Viewing is highly recommended.
Contact CENTURY 21 GIBRALTAR‘s rental specialist, Francis Hormigo, today, he can assist you in English and Spanish. Click HERE for more information