Moving house checklist - changes of address

Posted: Thursday February 1, 2018

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There are so many things to think about when you are moving house, and it is crucial to be organised and prepared to make the move go as smoothly as possible. We are going to create a series of lists which you can print off and check off as you go to help you with the process.

This is a list of the administrative tasks that you will need to do in the lead up to moving house, namely the companies & organisations where you will need to change your address.

Let us know if we have missed anything off!

 

 

FINANCE & BANKING

Bank/s 

Building societies

Credit cards

Premium bonds / ISA’s

Store cards – Boots advantage card, Tesco club card, M&S card etc 

Private pensions

Loans companies

 

UTILITIES

Gas

Electricity

Water

Broadband Internet

Telephone 

Mobile phone

Cable TV provider (e.g Sky or BT)

TV License

 

GOVERNMENT

Electoral role

Council tax

HMRC

Passport address

National insurance

 

CARS/ VEHICLES  

Car insurance provider

DVLA:

Vehicle registration

Driving license

Finance or leasing company

Vehicle breakdown cover company

 

MEDICAL

Doctors

Dentist

Opticians

Vets 

If you are moving out of the area then find yourself new practices. If you have any outstanding appointments or health issues that are monitored, make sure that both your new and old practices are aware that you have moved, and if necessary contact the hospital or department where you are expecting contact from.

 

INSURANCE

Update & change the address with the companies who provide your:

Home insurance

Contents insurance

Car insurance

Phone insurance

Pet insurance

Travel insurance

This may change the price of your insurance so be aware of this in your budget.

 

PETS

As well as your pet insurance and your vets, update your pets' microchip and collar with your new address.

 

WORK & BENEFITS

Update your address with your employer

Update your address with inland revenue

If you receive benefits you will need to update your address with the Department of Work & Pensions 

  

SUBSCRIPTIONS & MAGAZINE

Change your address on any newspapers, magazines, treats & any other subscriptions that you have. Go through your bank statements to identify any that you might have forgotten.

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY

Friends & family – send out change of address cards, emails or send out a group text or Facebook message.

 

MAIL REDIRECT

Just in case you’ve forgotten anything, arrange to redirect your mail – start the process here.