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Who should I notify when moving house?

In all the hustle and bustle of moving house, it can be easy to forget to notify important bodies about your change of address. So, to help the process run a little smoother and hopefully, as a result, reduce the stress on your shoulders; Bell & Sons have come up with this handy guide to who you should notify of your change of UK address.

Government authorities 

The first port of call once you’re moved into your new home should be to contact the DVLA and update the address on your driving licence and vehicle registration. On top of this, you will need to contact HMRC and the Department of Work & Pensions and notify them of your new address. 

Finally, you make sure you contact your local authority and ask for your final statement of your council tax, as well as this it might be worthwhile to update your details on the electoral register at the same time.

Utility companies

Be sure to take meter readings before you leave your previous abode, and let your gas electricity and water company know the exact date that you’ll be moving. As soon as you move to your new home be sure to take a reading of any meters in the property and get in touch with your energy suppliers.

Phone and miscellaneous bills

If you have regular bills with any company then they will need to be updated with your new address. This is especially true in the case of your home broadband etc as you will need to be set up at your new address.

Insurance and banking 

For security reasons, you should contact your bank and update your details, as this can sometimes be used as a way to verify identity. You will also need to update your home insurance provider to the changes as your policy may be void otherwise. If you drive, don’t forget to update your car insurance details as well!

Use the Post Offices mail redirect service to avoid any loss of mail
This service will direct all your post to your new address and takes ten days to come into effect. You can even keep it for up to 12 months after your move date to ensure that you receive all of your mail.

A reliable removals company

Hiring a trustworthy removals company can really take the strain off of moving house. At Bell & Sons, we have a wealth of experience (33 years to be precise) in domestic removals at a local, national and international level! We even offer a packing service to help box up your possessions safely and securely. Contact us today for a quote and get your move underway.

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