Moving in and Out
There are several important Do’s and Don’t’s to be observed on removal day.
- It’s a good idea to enlist the assistance of a friend to act as a lookout. It’s not unknown for pilferage to take place from the removal van or for unauthorised persons to enter the building during this busy and vulnerable time. For obvious reasons, it’s unwise to jam the front door open: it puts others at risk besides yourself.
- The lifts are easily damaged during removals. The temptation is to wedge the lift door open but this often means the door-closing electric motors burn out – at very considerable expense and bother. If you or your removalist is found to be at fault, then you will have to bear the cost of repair. A special key that safely locks the lift door open for your convenience is available from the Managing Agent, Blandfordia Real Estate. Please make the appropriate arrangements before removal day.
- The interiors of the lifts are also prone to scratching and other damage. Protective padding that can be clipped in place is also available from the Managing Agent. Please use it.
- Do urge your removalists to be careful with the fabric of the buildings. The walls in the corridors and stairwells are also easily scratched or even gouged. Outside, the lighting bollards are particularly vulnerable to removalists’ trolleys, etc, and paving tiles have been broken by careless handling of heavy items. Again, please realise who has to pay for any such damage!
Residents moving in are encouraged to read the Apartment Manual, which contains a wealth of advice for the new arrival – telephones, garbage collection, etc. Don’t hesitate to ask the Managing Agent of any of the Owners’ Corporation Executive Committee for help.
A reminder to all owners/tenants that if you wish to have a pet in your apartment then you have an obligation to register the pet with the Executive Committee. The Committee appreciates the importance of pets in their owners lives, but also need to ensure that other residents are not affected.