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Tips for a smooth move

PUBLISHED: 10:11 24 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:11 24 September 2018

The new Savills office in Norwich. Pic: www.savills.co.uk

The new Savills office in Norwich. Pic: www.savills.co.uk

Savills in Norwich have relocated to a modern new office. Louis de Soissons, head of residential, tells us more.

Inside the new Norwich office. Pic: www.savills.co.ukInside the new Norwich office. Pic: www.savills.co.uk

Louis de Soissons, Savills. Pic: www.edp24.co.ukLouis de Soissons, Savills. Pic: www.edp24.co.uk

By the time this column is in print, my colleagues and I will be ensconced in new offices.

We will have bid a fond farewell to our home of 10 years in Hardwick House to take up residence nearby in Lawrence House, 5 St Andrews Hill, close to Cinema City in Norwich.

This means that at the time of writing, staff at Savills Norwich are busy sorting and clearing, surrounded by stacks of packing crates and piles of sticky labels, getting ready for the big day.

Of course moving office isn’t really the same as moving house, but there are some parallels. Going through drawers and cupboards, working out what to keep and what to discard, is bound to stir up memories. It makes you stop and reminisce. It can also be cathartic and exciting, an opportunity to embrace change and go forward.

If you are in the process of selling your house, you will probably already have started decluttering ready for viewings which is a real help when you actually move, making the job that much easier.

Come the day, it’s an excellent idea to leave a dossier of key information behind. A buyers’ manual may contain all sorts of things but knowing where the stopcock is and how the boiler works is very important for those moving in.

Some people leave left-over paint which can be helpful for making good in the future and the days of stripping a house of light bulbs has hopefully gone forever.

A feeling of goodwill goes a long way - I have known some clients hold a drinks party before they move out in order to introduce the new owners to the neighbourhood.

Our change of address gives us bespoke, modern space with large windows perfect for displaying the wonderful range of houses we sell on behalf of our clients. Our multidiscipline teams will be able to work even more closely together in a large open plan office that suits our business needs. We’re looking forward to working life in Lawrence House – and to welcoming you to our new home. 
Do call in to say hello.

Louis de Soissons, Savills Norwich, can be contacted on 01603 229 229.

Savills Residential has sponsored this column. You can visit www.savills.com

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