When you are ready to move out of your parents’ house or you are downsizing you could end up moving into a space that is smaller and could even have a shared building. The move is already something that is stressful and you have to make plans to ensure that it goes smoothly. Now add that you are in a building that is not a single family residence and it expounds on the stress. The building can be a townhouse, condo or apartment. When you move into a space that has shared space you want to make sure you know what you are getting yourself into. It is not the same as when you move into a home that is a single family residence. There are other plans that you have to do when you make your new move. Prodigy Moving & Storage outlines what you need to do when you are moving into a shared building.
Is the Shared Building in a Gated Community?
One of the reasons you want to make plans in advance when you are moving into a shared building is that there can be gates. You want to make sure you are looking into any gates that might be securing the property. The gates will often have a code or a remote that has to be used to get access to the home. This is something that you want to look into in advance and also get the code so that the moving trucks and movers are able to get into the location.
Moving Truck Parking
One of the other problems that you will often come across when you are moving into a townhouse, condo or apartment is that the parking and the space to have a moving truck can be limited. The space that is available can be quite small and sometimes you need to call in advance and ask for a permit to use the space. You want to make sure you have a clear understanding on what is needed when you have a truck that will be in the parking structure. Be sure that you are able to work along with the moving company’s schedule. The permit will be able to give you access so that you can have your belongings moved into your new space.
Use of Stairs or Elevators when Moving
Shared or multifamily buildings usually have several floors that front doors can be found on. That means that if you are in a space that is not on the lower level you want to make sure you know what access you have. The access can be up the stairs or on an elevator. You want to make sure you know what you can use and how you will get your belongings up the stairs. This may mean that you need to take apart larger pieces that will not fit through the stairwell. You also want to make sure that you can fit through the front door as well.