Who needs to know that you’re moving?

Aside from a few boastful posts on social media and a panicked call to your parents when you can’t find your cherished childhood toy, you might not be planning to tell too many people about your house move. But the truth is that unless you want to end up with huge amounts of stress once you arrive in your new home, you’ll have to inform certain people about your move before you’ve even packed your first bag:

The Bank

If you’re moving to a location which is significantly far away then you might want to think about transferring your account to a branch closer to your new home.

 

Utilities

You could easily keep the same utilities provider, or you could take advantage of being a new homeowner and seek a deal with a new company.

 

Post Office

This is a no-brainer and should be a priority. The best way to do this is by filling in the online form and waiting until your post is redirected. This is also free!

 

Water Supplier

Unlike your gas and electric, you have no choice over who your water supplier is. So it’s simply a case of finding your new water provider and settling the bill.

 

Landline/Broadband Providers

You’ll have to let these providers know you’re moving so they can change your data. You could take this opportunity to try and find some deals!

 

Electoral Register

The electoral register is updated on a monthly basis, and you need to be included on it to vote. The best way to update your address is to fill in the online form.

 

Home Insurers

Inform your insurers that you’re moving and check to see whether they cover your possessions during a move. Check to see if a change of address means a change in premium too.

 

Car Insurance Provider

You’ll have to notify your car insurance provider if you’re changing address and this will probably result in a change of premium. Alternatively you could take this opportunity to look for a new provider.

 

DVLA

Make sure you update your driving license, as failing to do so can result in a fine of up to £1,000.

 

Everyone else!

Don’t keep your move a secret! You’ll want to make sure that any birthday cards arrive at the right address.

 

Planning a move? Why not get in touch with us today? 

 

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