First Time Move: Who Do You Notify?

Moving to a new house can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience, especially for first-time homeowners. One crucial aspect of this process is updating your address. Ensuring that all relevant parties are aware of your new address is essential to avoid any inconveniences.

Start by notifying the Royal Mail about your change of address. This will ensure that your mail gets redirected to your new home.

Additionally, inform your bank, insurance providers, and utility companies about the address change to avoid any disruptions in services. Don’t forget to update your address on important documents such as your driving license and voter registration at your local council.

It’s also important to inform friends, family, and any subscription-based services you use. This will ensure that you continue to receive important communications and deliveries without any interruptions.

This includes your Amazon account! I have a friend who got a call from her homebuyer after 3 weeks – the new homeowner had taken in 10 or 11 Amazon packages and they kept arriving! Packages weren’t getting lost. Their account address hadn’t been updated.

Moving house is a big task, and changing your address is just one aspect of it. However, by following this checklist and ensuring that all relevant parties are informed, you can make the transition to your new home smoother and more efficient.

Update Schools, Doctors & Dentists

If you have children, it’s crucial to inform the school about your impending move. Relocating can have a significant impact on your children’s well-being, as well as your own. It’s a challenging period for everyone involved, and by keeping the school informed, you can ensure a smoother transition. If your children will be staying at the same school, make sure to provide the school with your new address.

In addition, updating your doctor’s surgery is essential, especially if you’re moving to a different area. You might think that this can wait until later, but it’s surprising how many people end up getting injured during the moving process. Statistics show that one in three people sustain injuries while handling heavy objects while moving!

Don’t forget about your dentist too! It can be as simple as making a quick call to provide them with your new address or seeking recommendations for a new dentist in your new area.

By taking these proactive steps, you can approach your move with confidence and ensure that you and your family’s healthcare needs are properly addressed in your new location.

Utilities Transfer

Moving house can be an exciting yet stressful time, for any homeowners. One important aspect to consider during this process is transferring your utilities. Ensuring a smooth transition of services is crucial to avoid any disruptions or unnecessary expenses.

Start by contacting your current utility providers to inform them about your move and schedule the disconnection of services at your old address. It’s also essential to notify your new address’s utility companies to set up new accounts and arrange for the connection of services. This includes gas, electricity, water, internet, and phone services.

Remember to take meter readings at both properties to accurately calculate your final bills.

It’s wise to compare different utility providers to find the best deals and switch if necessary. If you want an introduction to someone who can help you with deals and deciding where to switch send me a message and I’ll make an introduction.

By taking care of your utilities transfer early on, you can enjoy a seamless move and settle into your new home without any hassle.



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