It’s important to let people and companies know when you have moved home and have a change address. First and foremost, make sure your friends and family know where you are moving to. Your new street address and postcode will help make sure you receive all of those moving in cards! Now what to do with the rest of the companies and other people you should notify when you move and change address?
Luckily there is an online service that can help you notify people and companies when you change address and move home
Don’t forget to redirect your mail and subscriptions
The types of companies you should inform when moving home
We have compiled a list of the companies you should think about informing when you move home. They will all need to know your change of address. They are:
- Your Local Council & the Electoral Roll
- HMRC – It is important to let the HM Revenue & Customs know your new address. If you own your own company, receive any benefits or even could be due a tax rebate, then they will need to know your whereabouts.
- DVLA – The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Association) must be informed of your new address and you must obtain an updated driving license. Word of warning … This can cost you a hefty fine if you are stopped by the police and this has not been updated!
- Banks & Building Societies – Notify them of your move and make sure your statements are sent to the correct address and any new debit cards or financial services are sent to the right person.
- Credit Cards – The same as above.
- Pensions, Shares and Bonds – The same as above.
- Home and Car Insurance – Update your insurance company with your new address for your car insurance, but also for your new home insurance policy that you will require for your new home. Compare home insurance prices and get a quote now.
- Life, Income and Mortgage Protection Insurance – Update your insurance company with your new address details. Any life, mortgage or income protection insurance should be updated. A change in your circumstances including address can affect your premiums and can invalidate a policy if you do not inform your insurance provider.
- Gas – Inform your gas supplier that you are moving home. Helpful Hint … Read and record your gas meter reading, prior to moving from your existing home. If you do not have a current gas supplier, then you can organise and compare prices for a gas supplier for your new home online.
- Electricity – The same as above. Helpful Hint … Again read that electricity meter and record the reading, just prior to moving out of your existing home. f you do not have a current electricity supplier, then you can organise and compare prices for an electricity supplier for your new home online.
- Water and Sewage – The same as above. Helpful Hint … Again read that water meter and record the reading, just prior to moving out of your existing home.
Broadband, Phones & TV
- Broadband – Let your broadband provider know you are moving home. You might also consider switching broadband provider and comparing prices and services in your new area or postcode. Your new area may even be cabled for high speed fibre broadband.
- Mobile Phone – T-Mobile, O2, EE and most other mobile phone companies will need to be called and informed of your new address. Alternatively use the service at iammoving.com and they will do it for you.
- Home Phone / Landline – Most of the time you can move home and keep your existing telephone number. Check with your landline provider and let them know your new address.
- TV Licensing -You need to be covered by a valid TV Licence if you watch or record TV as it’s being broadcast. This includes the use of devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder. You can pay monthly, quarterly or yearly. The TV license costs £145.50 for colour and £49.00 for a black and white TV Licence.
Others to consider .. Memberships, Gym, Doctors, Dentist, Professional Bodies and Online Internet Shopping
These are all things you should update with your new or change of address, but can essentially happen over time. If you have setup your Royal Mail Redirection service, you can take your time and gradually update these services.