I know I had another thread about my house-buying process, but tomorrow I get the keys to my first 'real' home and I am SO excited! I have basically been wishing my half term away. Contracts have exchanged so it is now officially mine, and I just want to be in there! The weekend is going to be a blur of cleaning and painting! Luckily we still have our rented house for a months overlap so plenty of time to move everything across gradually (Plus it is literally a 30 second walk away). Incidently does anybody know how my utilities bills will work with the one months overlap? Presumably gas/elec just set up another parallel account and then send me a final bill for the rented house? What about council tax, and water?