Published on : September 28, 2016 16:33

Moving Home Checklist

Getting ready to move into your lovely new home?

If so, then congratulations! Although it may seem like there’s little time to celebrate before the big day, it’s a lot easier to tackle the mammoth task of moving if you break it down into small manageable jobs.

Our free downloadable checklist covers who you’ll need to get in contact with when changing your address and the procedures that usually come with it.

First things first, redirect you’re your mail before you move. It’s a quick and easy process that you can do online here.

Informing your utility company is a MUST – You don’t want to be forking out for someone else’s gas and electricity! You’ll need to set up utility accounts for your new address, and be sure to get a meter reading as soon as you move in so you don’t end up paying the previous occupier’s bill!

Other utility bills such as your TV licence and internet will need to be transferred over to your new address. Give your provider a call to discuss a changeover date – you may also need to arrange a day for your new phone line, internet or TV to be properly installed by an engineer.

Keep your financial friends in the loop – Your bank, building society and any other financial organisation will need to know you’ve moved. You may need to provide official identification or pass a security check, so be sure to set aside a few hours for this one.

Don’t forget about your doctor – Make sure you inform any medical organisations you deal with that you’re moving. Anything relating to the NHS will probably require you to fill out an official form because of the sensitive nature of the information they hold.

Check in with your insurance company – You should notify your contents insurance provider of when and where you will be moving and check with them what is and is not insured during the move, as you may need to get additional insurance from them or the removals company.

Remember your motor – If you’re changing your details with your car insurance company you might have to pay an administration charge. You might also find that your premium might change, depending on the area you’re moving to.

The DVLA will also need to issue you with a new driving licence which you can do online here. If you don’t inform them of your change of address you could be in for a hefty fine of £1,000.

For many of the other companies on your check list (such as your vets or mobile phone provider) it’ll be a quick and easy call to let them know you’re settling down somewhere else.

We hope this little list comes in handy when your moving home, and be sure you download the PDF so you can tick it off whilst you go!

If you have any further questions in relation to your property, please give us a call on 0161 443 4510.

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