A two-minute read.
As if selling your home, packing your belongings, and remembering to take the dog isn’t stressful enough, unfortunately, you can’t escape the paperwork palaver that comes with moving. Notifying companies and authorities of your change of address can be monotonous, but (for some things), it’s mandatory. (Not to mention the risk of being deleted from Aunty Marge’s Christmas card list if you forget to tell her you’ve moved.)
To make your life easier, we’ve compiled a handy A to Z guide of who you need to notify.
A is for Animal Care (and includes your pet’s usual vet, groomer and if you use one, dog walker).
B is for Banks, Building Societies, and Broadband.
C is for Council, Clubs, and Cable/Satellite.
D is for Doctor, Dentist, DVLA, and DWP (if you receive money from the government).
E is for your Electricity Supplier (don’t forget to read the meter!) and the Electoral Roll.
F is for your Friends and Family.
G is for your Gas Supplier and Gym membership (or cancel your membership if you’re moving out of the area).
H is for HMRC. (We wish they didn’t know where we lived, either.)
I is for Insurance – House, Car, Business, Life, Pet, Travel, and Health. (You need to insure your new property from the completion date.)
J is for Job.
K is for the Kids' School(s).
L is for Loyalty Cards and Loan Companies.
M is for your friendly Milkman and the Microchip Database for your pet(s).
N is for Newsagent for your paper deliveries.
O is for Optician and Online Shopping. (Where would we be without internet shopping?!)
P is for Premium Bonds and your Pension Investment Company.
Q is for Quick Food2Go. Imagine when you realise your takeaway’s been delivered to your old address?
R is for Royal Mail Redirect service. You can opt for your mail to be redirected for 3, 6, or 12 months.
S is for Subscriptions, Share Registrars and Services (if you have an accountant, solicitor, gardener, window cleaner or house cleaner).
T is for your Telephone Provider (mobile and landline) and TV Licence.
U is for Utilities and University.
V is for Vehicle Breakdown Cover and Vehicle Logbook.
W is for Water Supplier.
X is for X Marks the Spot. Update your address for ‘Home’ on your car’s sat nav.
Y is for Your Buyer. It is sensible to leave a forwarding address at your old property in case you’ve missed something.
Z is for the Zoo (or anywhere else where you might have an annual membership).
For more tips and advice about how to prepare for a property move in Bromley and South East (or if you can add to this list), give us a call on 020 8466 8445.
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