Who Do You Need to Tell That You Are Moving Home?
It is often said that moving home is amongst the most stressful things that people do in their their lifetime. However, by planning the move well in advance, you can minimise this stress. Informing people of your change of address, before or after you move, can be time-consuming and it is often difficult to remember everyone, so we have pulled together a list of everyone you might need to get in touch with to help you with your move.
Of course, not everything below will apply to your circumstances, so you can ignore the ones that don’t apply to you.
Whatever you do, however, we would recommend that you arrange a Royal Mail redirection. No matter how you plan, there is always someone or something that slips the net! Having a redirection in place for 12 months ensures that you don’t miss anything that’s important and it’s a long enough period to catch that all-important, once-a-year letter.
We hope you find this checklist useful. If we’ve missed anything off the list, please let us know! In the meantime, if you require any advice about buying or selling property in Scotland, please just get in touch with us today!
Why not download this document in PDF format here and then tick-off the items as you go?
Utilities and Other Services
Satellite or Cable TV Supplier
Mobile Phone Company
Electricity and Gas Companies
Cleaners, Ironing Service, etc.
Servicing Contractors (Boiler Maintenance, Central Heating, other appliances)
Banks (High Street and Online)
Credit Card(s) Provider
Loan or Credit Companies
Life Insurance Provider
Critical or Serious Illness Cover Provider
Council Tax Department
Dept of Work & Pensions (DWP), formerly DSS
Hire Purchase/Loan Companies
Investments (Funds, etc.)
NS&I – Premium Bonds
Pension Provider – Registrar
Shareholdings – Registrar
Hospital, if you attend regularly
Medical insurance (e.g. BUPA or Prudential)
Breakdown Cover (AA, RAC, Green Flag)
Car Finance Company (e.g. Hire Purchase)
Parking Permits – Cancel or Modify with Local Council
Online Retailers (e.g. Amazon, eBay, Paypal, Sainsbury’s Home Delivery)
Household Insurance Supplier – Building and Contents
Burglar Alarm Servicing or Monitoring
Clubs – Community, Sports, Rotary, RSPB
Dog Walking Service(s)
Vet, Kennels, Cattery, Microchip Registrations, Pet Groomers
Family and Friends
Friends and Neighbours
Milkman – Cancel deliveries
Newsagent – Cancel deliveries
Schools and Nurseries, Childminders, Babysitters
Book or Music Club Subscriptions
Stores with Loyalty, Discount or ‘Club Cards’