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Moving house involves a myriad of tasks, and one crucial aspect is informing the relevant parties about your change of address. Failing to update your details can lead to missed bills, lost mail, and other complications. To help streamline this process, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on who to notify when moving house. This checklist will ensure that all necessary updates are made efficiently and without stress. 

Why It's Important to Notify People When Moving House 

Updating your address is vital for maintaining communication and ensuring services continue without interruption. From utility providers to government bodies, many entities rely on your current address to deliver services and information. Properly notifying all relevant parties when moving house will save you from potential headaches and ensure a smooth transition. 

Essential Contacts to Notify When Moving House 

1. Public Bodies: 
Electoral Roll: Update your details to maintain your voting rights and avoid impacting your credit score. 
Local Authorities: Inform them for council tax purposes. If you’ve prepaid, you might be eligible for a refund. 
Healthcare Providers: Update your GP, dentist, and any other healthcare services to ensure your records are transferred. 
DVLA: Legally, you must update your driving licence and vehicle registration (V5C) with your new address. 
HMRC: Notify for updates to Income Tax, National Insurance, pensions, and benefits. 
 
2. Financial Institutions: 
Banks and Building Societies: Ensure all your accounts reflect your new address to avoid issues with billing and direct debits. 
Loan Providers: Update any outstanding loans, including student loans. 
Pension Providers: Inform both state and private pension providers. 
Investment Services: Notify any entities managing shares, bonds, and other investments. 
 
3. Employers: 
Ensure your employer updates their records to reflect your new address for payroll and correspondence. 
 
4. Insurance Providers: 
Vehicle Insurance: Notify them of any changes, especially if your parking situation has changed. 
Home Insurance: Transfer or purchase new home insurance as needed. Consider updating your contents insurance. 
Health Insurance: Update your policy details with your new address. 
Product Insurance: Inform providers of any insured items like electronics or appliances. 
 
5. Utility Suppliers: 
Gas and Electricity: Inform them well in advance to ensure continuity of service. 
Internet and Phone Providers: Notify at least two weeks prior to moving. 
TV Licence: Update your address online to ensure compliance. 
 
6. Pets: 
Microchip Provider: Update your pet’s chip details. 
Vets: Notify both your current and new vet of the address change. 
Pet Insurance: Ensure the insurer has your new address. 
 
7. Clubs and Subscriptions: 
Inform any clubs, gyms, or subscription services you or your children are members of. 
Update addresses for any magazine subscriptions or delivery services. 
 
8. Online Services: 
Amazon, eBay, and PayPal: Update your delivery and billing addresses. 
Streaming Services: Update your household details on platforms like Netflix. 
Food Delivery Services: Ensure services like Deliveroo and Just Eat have your correct address. 
Transport Apps: Update your address on Uber and other transport apps to avoid any mishaps. 

Timing Your Notifications 

Timing is crucial when notifying parties of your move: 
Utilities: Contact about a month in advance. 
Internet Providers: Notify at least two weeks prior. 
Local Council: You have 21 days from moving to update your address for council tax. 
General Address Updates: These can be done as you move in. Add them to your moving day checklist. 

How to Change Your Address 

One efficient way to manage address changes is through the Post Office’s mail redirection service. This service forwards mail from your old address to your new one for a fee, providing a buffer period to ensure you don’t miss any important correspondence. 

Conclusion 

Knowing who to notify when moving house is essential for a smooth transition. By following this comprehensive checklist, you can ensure that all relevant parties are informed, preventing any disruptions or issues. For assistance with your move or to get a quick online removal quote, contact Wilkinsons Removals & Storage of Bristol. We are here to support you through every step of your move. 
 
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