Here is some useful information when moving home – whether you are buying or renting a property:
Have you redirected your post to your new address?
You can download the form from the Post Office website. It can take up to 10 days to set up and there is a charge.
Have you told the utility providers (gas, water, electricity)?
You need to tell them at least 48 hours in advance that you are moving. Pass on the details of your current supplier to the people moving in. On your moving day you will need to read the meters in both properties so the correct bills can be issued. When you move in to your new home contact who you want to supply your utilities so they can register you as a new customer and start billing you from that day.
Have you updated your driving licence and vehicle registration documentation?
You must inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) immediately of any changes to your name, address or both. You must also inform the DVLA if either the name and address details shown on the registration certificate are incorrect. Follow the links below to find out how to make these changes.
- Apply on line to change the name and address on your driving licence
- Apply on line to change the name and address on your registration certificate
Have you updated your details on the Electoral Register?
The register is updated every month and you need to be included on it to vote. A form is available from the Electoral Commission’s ‘About my vote’ website. You can complete the form online, or download and send it to the Electoral Registration Office which is based at your local council.
Have you told the TV licensing?
Your television licence will need to be transferred to your new address. You can do this online or by calling 0870 241 6468.
There are also other people organisations that will need to know that you are moving home.
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