In the first part of our ‘checklist’ series we introduced you to the idea of getting prepared to make that home move, whether you are using a home removal service or moving independently. In this second part we explore the next stage of the process in great detail with some more moving home advice.
STEP 2 – INFORMING THOSE WHO NEED TO KNOW THAT YOU’RE MOVING
Begin notifying utility companies and service providers. You can accomplish much of this over the phone, but there will be the few exceptions that require notice of your move in writing such as banks and building societies. Try to give as much notice as you possibly can to the utility companies. There are many to notify, so make a list of their names and contact details so you can start ticking them off.
The main utilities to consider informing from the list are;
- Telephone service provider
- Council Tax
- TV Licensing
It’s best to do this at least two weeks n advance of your moving.
Often, depending on the home and the person, there can be additional companies to inform that you will be changing address. You’d be surprised how many people forget to inform their credit card company(s) or their insurance providers. Remember, you’re never coming back and you don’t want important financial information to continue being sent to this address in your name.
Consider the Inland Revenue and informing them, perhaps you have a personal accountant or a business accountant. The Passport office would need to know that you are no longer living at the address as stated on your passport. Again, many people neglect or forget the importance of updating their living status with these organisations and people.
General practitioners and healthcare providers such as your Doctor, Dentist or Optician should be informed. Cancel or update any subscriptions. Then last, but by no means least, family and friends will need to know the new address and contact information to stay in touch and come for visits once you’ve settled in after removal day.
The next blog in this series of Home Removal blogs will detail what you need for your checklist and what you have to do the week before you move. Keep your eyes peeled for it.