Are you moving house soon and wonder who to notify when moving to your new home? We know moving house is a stressful and complicated process, we’re here to help you and read on to find out more.
When you think about informing people about your new address you’ll probably think of your family and friends first. However, there is a long list of other people and companies who you will need to notify about the change of your address, such as your bank, your employer and your GP, etc.
Below are checklists to help you organise the task of changing your address. We have broken these checklists up into medical, finance-related, utilities, vehicles, insurance, and subscriptions for easy sorting.
You can download the PDF version of the checklists to help you organise the task, just click on the link below.
Click to download the Change Of Address Checklists PDF here.
Before Your Move
It is advisable to set up your royal mail redirection so that all your posts will be sent to your new address and you will not miss out on receiving your letters. Most importantly, you do not want to leave your identity behind and this will save you some headaches.
Although Royal Mail Redirection may start within 5 business days of your submission, it’s best to set this up 2 weeks before you move, if possible to do so. You will need to have a Royal Mail account to set up the Mail redirection service and you can do this online at the Royal Mail website.
Changing Of Address checklist Before Moving House:
- You do not need to change the address on your passport
- Set up your Royal Mail redirect for all your correspondence
- Inform school and college
- Change your voting address by registering your new address at the official UK Government Website.
When you’ve moved home, you may have to change doctors or other healthcare providers. It’s important to tell your previous GP surgery and dentist once you’ve moved to a new address.
You may need to register with the local GP and dentist in your new area and your medical and prescription information will need to be transferred from your old doctor’s office and other healthcare professionals to your new one.
Changing Of Address Medical Checklist:
- Inform your GP surgery, Dentist
- Notify NHS if you’re waiting for an appointment
- Inform your optician
- Inform your vet
You should inform your bank, building society, HM Revenue, and other financial institutions about your change of address relatively quickly after your move.
Your home address is essential to proving your identity and who you are, and failing to update this key piece of evidence would put you at risk of potential identity fraud/theft.
Using your bank’s website, you can change your details to the appropriate address, if you have an online account. However, you can still visit your bank in person to change it.
Changing Of Address Finance Checklist:
- Inform your employer
- Inform your banks
- Inform your credit card providers
- Inform your store card or loyalty card providers
- Inform HM Revenue & Customs
- Notify National Insurance
- Notify your mortgage provider
- Notify your pension company
- Notify your investment company, such as shares and Premium Bonds investment, etc.
- Contact your loan companies, such as your car loan and student loan company, etc.
It usually takes a couple of days for your energy providers such as your gas and electricity providers to updates your information, so contact them in advance to allow enough time for this to go through.
Be aware that you may be charged a fee for ending the contract early, however, you can move your energy deal to your new home but this will depend on the type of account you have signed up for.
Other utility companies include your internet providers, landline, mobile phone, and your council tax will all need your updated details. You can easily do this by calling them or online. Also, don’t forget to change your address for the TV license online by visiting the TV Licensing website.
Changing Of Address Utility Checklist:
- Inform your gas and electricity provider, give at least 48 hours notice
- Inform your water provider
- Inform the local authority to register for the council tax for your new house
- Contact your internet provider, landline, and mobile phone provider
- Change your address for your TV license online
You’ll need to inform your insurance providers about your new address to keep your insurance valid. This is so that they can contact you, send the bill to the right place, and in case of accidents.
You can do this online for most companies or call them to change your address if you prefer.
Changing Of Address Insurance Checklist:
- Notify your home and content insurance provider
- Notify your life insurance provider
- Notify your vehicle insurance provider
- Inform your vehicle breakdown recovery provider
- Notify your health insurance provider
- Notify your pet insurance provider
- Notify your travel insurance provider
Contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) as soon as possible that you have moved and you are at your new address. This will ensure that your driving license, your vehicle logbook, and your car tax are all up to date.
You can also do this online via their website. There can be fines for not updating your address with DVLA.
Changing Of Address Vehicle Checklist:
- Notify the DVLA to update your new address for your driving license and road tax
- Change the address on your V5C vehicle logbook
If you are moving further away to a different location, you will want to inform your local gyms or clubs to cancel your subscriptions as you will not be going anymore. You can do this by calling them or when you visit them the last time before your move.
Changing Of Address Subscriptions Checklist:
- Magazine subscriptions
- Health club or gym subscriptions
- Charity subscriptions
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our article and find the checklists helpful. If you have any questions regard your house removal, please get in touch with Curtiss & Sons by calling 023 9298 5830, our team is here to assist you with your enquiry.