Key contacts to prepare for moving house
Planning and arranging all your affairs before moving is never going to be the calmest of times, so having to think of all the companies and organisations who need to be informed of your impending move is a real chore. Luckily, we have you covered as we give you our ultimate checklist.
Before moving, you need to make sure that all your service providers are informed you’ll no longer be living at your home. You don’t want to continue being billed for services you’re no longer utilising after having moved, so make sure companies such as your gas, electricity and water providers are all informed of your address change. Also, your telephone, broadband and satellite TV provider may be able to transfer your information to your new home, given a reasonable amount of notice. If you have Sky as your TV provider, make sure you take all your equipment to your new home (with the exception of your satellite dish) to make sure your programmes and channels move with you.
Everyone has worries about financial security, so it is hugely important that all your bank and credit card companies are kept in the loop regarding your move. The last thing you want is key information and correspondence falling into the wrong hands. To be sure that all post that may be sensitive reaches you, why not take a look at our article detailing how to arrange for all your mail to be redirected, courtesy of the Post Office?
Also falling under the finance category, insurance companies will all require to know your change of address. Home insurance is crucial and will need to be transferred to your new address, so be sure to get in touch with your providers in plenty of time.
Authorities such as the DVLA need to be informed as to your change of address for correspondence and to sort out an update to your driver’s licence. Other possible authorities you’ll need to get in touch with could be HM Revenue and Customs, the local authorities
Moving house also means a change in where you go for your healthcare. Your dentist and doctor will need to be contacted, and then once you settle in to your new home, you’ll need to find your new local doctors and dentist. Make sure you don’t forget, because the last thing you need the next time you fall ill is to have no local GP to visit.
You might have sorted out your removal services months in advance, but it never hurts to get in touch and have definitive confirmation that it’s all systems go for your move. If you’ve left everything to the last minute and need to arrange for removals, be sure to check out our wide range of moving and storage services.