Change of address.
Remember to let companies know of your new change of address. Iammoving.com is a free online service that makes it simple to change all your address details in one go. Iammoving.com also allows you to stop services at your old address and start them at the new one, perfect for stuff like electricity and gas supply.
Take your views with you when you move.
When you move house, make sure you don’t lose your right to vote. Unless you inform the local council that you’ve moved, you may not be able to vote in future elections. Moving to a new area? Make sure you take your views with you – register to vote at your new address Www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.
Land/Mobile phones. Contact providers including Internet account and advise them of your change of address and the date that you wish your new number to operate from. If you are no longer going to use the same service provider then you MUST give them a months’ notice, sometimes in writing. If you do not then you will be billed for a service that you are no longer using.
Have your car/cars serviced, particularly if you are moving a long distance away.
If you have changed address, you must tell DVLA to update both your: Driving Licence *
DVLA no longer issues paper licences. Photo card application packs are available from your Post Office.
Vehicle Registration Certificate.
Redirect your post
The Home Office Identity Fraud Steering Committee recommends that to reduce the risk of identity fraud when you move house, use Royal Mail’s Redirection Service to direct your mail from your old address to your new one for at least a year. You can apply on-line by visiting Royal Mail, by phone 08457 740 740 or at your local Post Office. Allow 5 days for this to be set up.
If you want to stop receiving all addressed direct mail from companies or charities that you have not
Dealt with before, you can register your details free-of-charge with the Mailing Preference Service (MPS). By doing this you can remove your name from up to 95% of direct mail lists in the UK.
Notify your bank/banks of your change of address and maybe consider transferring your accounts to a branch nearer to your new home. If you have anything retained for safe keeping with your bank or solicitors please don’t forget these.
When you receive your statements, fill out the change of address form. This is usually on the reverse of the statement. Don’t forget to notify any card protection insurers that you may have. N.B. If when you are sorting through your credit cards and bank statements and you decide to throw some away, we would highly recommend that you shred them. Don’t throw the shredded paper away just yet, instead keep it to use as packing around fragile items.
Let your child’s school know when you intend them to be leaving, and advise the new school when you
Intend your children to start.
Inland Revenue. When you notify your local tax office you will need to quote your reference number, this can be found on your pay slip/P60/code notification.
Contact your broker or the individual companies for your Life, Motor, Medical, Pet and contents insurance. When contacting your house contents insurers, check with them to see what cover you have
regarding moving house, you may find that you are fully covered and have no need to take out extra cover with your removal company.
Give the appropriate notice to quit or tell tenants of any change of landlord.
Doctor, Dentist & Opticians.
If you are moving out of the local area you will have de-register with them and register with new ones in your new area. Check with your hospital if you are undergoing regular treatment as an outpatient. A really useful website to use is www.nhs.uk you can find details on this website for services in your local area, including Doctors, Dentists, Opticians and Pharmacies just by typing in your post code. If you have your contact lenses delivered directly to your door it is really important to let your Opticians know your new address so that your next three month pack arrives in the right place at the right time.
Notify the relevant authorities in both your current area and the area you are moving to. For more info go to www.voa.gov.uk.