Ensure that all your belongings are insured for their replacement value before being shipped.
With the help of friends or recommended realtors, look for a suitable house before arrival of your goods to avoid storage costs
Ensure that water and electricity are properly connected; working perfectly and the bills are up to date.
Do not pay your rent unless the landlord has documented proof that all bills are up to date. Otherwise, you risk inheriting them
Do not pay your rent to realtors unless you have seen the actual landlord
When taking delivery of your goods, show the removal team around the house first; you may even put signs on each door with the name of the room in a language they understand (most removal companies use English).