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Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure, but it comes with its fair share of logistics, including updating your address with family, friends and various organisations. To make your transition smoother, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of who to notify when moving house. You can also download our address change checklist, so […]
05 October 2023
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Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure, but it comes with its fair share of logistics, including updating your address with family, friends and various organisations. To make your transition smoother, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of who to notify when moving house. You can also download our address change checklist, so you have a copy at the ready to tick off as you go.
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Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure, but it comes with its fair share of logistics, including updating your address with family, friends and various organisations. To make your transition smoother, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of who you need to inform when you move. You can also download our address change checklist, so you have a copy at the ready to tick off as you go.
Start with your employer to ensure that payroll can be updated and important documents, such as wage slips and tax forms, are sent to your correct address. This step also ensures they can reach you in case of work-related matters.
You need to inform the Inland Revenue that you have moved so that your tax is accurate.
Your Employer, DVLA and HMRC all use your national insurance number, so be sure to keep your national insurance information up to date, using the Governent link. To change any details, you will need to have your national insurance number to hand.
Once you move in, notify your local council of your move, or you my end up overpaying or underpaying council tax. You also may be eligible for discounts or exemptions at your new address, so it is worth looking at discounts and exemptions online.
Registering to vote is class as a civic duty. When you move home, you will need to update your details on the electoral roll so that you have the right to vote in your new constituency.
If you receive benefits or have any other dealings with the DWP, inform them of your address change to prevent any disruption in services.
If you’re a member of a gym, ensure your membership details are updated with your new address so they are aware of where to send any correspondence. If you are moving area, you may need to cancel one membership and start a new one with a local gym in your new area.
Notify subscription services like magazines, and even streaming platforms to make sure access to your account is not affected and the provider can update billing information.
If you’re part of any clubs, organizations, or societies, update your contact information to stay in the loop with key information, meetings and events.
When you move house, ensure you inform your broadband, TV, and phone providers. This ensures seamless connectivity in your new home. It is wise to notify your providers before you move as you my need to book in for installation in advance.
If you hire services such as a cleaner or a gardener that you want to continue at your new address, remember to update their records with your new address.
Update your TV license address to ensure you’re covered for watching live TV or using the BBC iPlayer at your new address. You can update your details on the TV licensing website.
You can contact your provider in advance to inform them of what date you’re moving. Remember to take a reading of your gas and electricity on the day you leave to send to your provider, so you don’t get charged for gas and electricity that you haven’t used. Be sure to set up accounts in your name at your new address and close existing accounts at your old one.
Notify the DVLA of your change of address on your driving license and vehicle registration. You can update your details directly on the DVLA website, but failing to do so can result in fines. A new license should only take a few weeks to arrive.
Inform your car insurance provider to ensure your policy is valid at your new address so your provider has the right details in case of an incident, but bear in mind that premiums are dependent on address, so your premiums may change based on your new location.
If you have breakdown cover for your vehicle and move house, update your address to receive assistance at your new location in case of emergencies.
Update the log book (V5C) for your vehicle with the DVLA to reflect your new address. If you don’t, it could result in a £1,000 fine.
If you have children in school, inform their school of your move to ensure a smooth transition and continued communication with teachers and staff.
If you’re a student, update your address with your university so that you continue to receive important information and documentation.
When you move, you may need to update your healthcare provider with your new address or even register with a new healthcare provider. If you do register with a new provider, your records will be sent across from your old provider following registration.
Notify insurance companies of your address change to ensure coverage remains in effect and the company has the correct details of where to send important information to.
When you move house, your bank will need to be informed of your new address to send statements and important information.
It may not be the first thing you think of, but if you move home, you will also have to inform lenders of your address change to receive loan statements and updates.
Mail: Finally, don’t forget to set up mail forwarding with your local postal service to catch any stray letters or parcels sent to your old address, which you can then update. You can set this up in advance online.
By keeping this comprehensive list in mind, using our address change checklist and ensuring all relevant parties are informed of your move, you’ll be better prepared for a seamless transition to your new home. If you need more advice on moving home, check out our comprehensive step-by-step guide to moving home.
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