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Moving House Jargon Buster; What’s a “Late Key Waiver?”

Feb 24. 2021

During the process of planning a house move you may come across the term “late key waiver,” but not know what it means. We’re always dedicated to demystifying the process and arming our customers with as much information as they need to ensure their move goes as smoothly as possible. With this in mind, we’ll clarify what a late key waiver is and how it can impact on your moving day.

There are multiple parties involved in the house moving process; solicitors, estate agents and banks etc. and so there are inevitably opportunities for glitches and hold-ups in the process. There can be delays which are caused by several factors, all of which are beyond your control. There can, for example, frequently be delays caused by the transfer of monies not going through on time.

The concern on moving day is that you may not be able to obtain the keys on time and you have a removal crew sitting waiting outside the property with a van load of household effects still to unload. Delays like his mean that costs are being accrued because the removal crew will need to wait at the property for the keys to arrive and then start unloading.

Paying a “late key waiver” at the time of booking the move, means that the crew will wait at the property for an additional amount of time without the home mover incurring any further costs.

Our surveyors can provide further details on the option of a late key waiver and discuss cost etc., during a pre-move survey conducted either in your home or, if you prefer this to be done at a distance, via a video survey. Our friendly moving experts are also on hand to help and can be contacted on 01902 714555 or via email sales@burkebros.co.uk.

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