Once the furniture is in place and the boxes are unpacked in your new home, you still need to tell everyone that you have moved.

No matter how hard you try, it is easy to forget to give your new address to someone who needs it.

We have listed all the people you need to notify about your change of address below so you can print off this page and tick them off as you go.

Personal checklist

  • Family

  • Employer

  • Friends

Government checklist

  • HMRC/Inland Revenue

  • Local council

  • Electoral register

  • Child benefit

Financial checklist

  • Current account

  • Credit cards

  • Savings accounts

  • Pension

  • Home insurance

  • Car insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Travel insurance

  • Other insurance

  • Hire purchase providers

  • Student Loans Company

  • Loyalty cards

  • Share register

  • Premium bonds

Utilities checklist

  • Water

  • Gas

  • Electricity

  • Landline

  • TV Licence

  • Digital TV

  • Broadband

  • Mobile phone

Motoring checklist

  • DVLA

  • Vehicle registration

  • Breakdown cover

  • Car finance (if applicable)

Health checklist

  • Doctor

  • Dentist

  • Optician

  • Vet

Entertainment checklist

  • Film/TV rental

  • Gym/Sports clubs

  • Newsagent

  • Magazine subscriptions

Miscellaneous

  • Library

  • Solicitor

  • Trade unions/Professional bodies

  • Schools

  • College/Universities

  • Pet micro-chipping services

  • Milkman

  • Cleaner

  • Window cleaner

  • Gardener

  • Charities you support

How to set up a Royal Mail re-direct

Although forking out extra cash to get your post might sound unappealing, it is well worthwhile because it will help to protect your identity and stop important documents (like new bank cards) falling into the wrong hands.

You also get the peace of mind of knowing that you are not missing out on any vital correspondence.

Even if you are confident you have given your new address to everyone who will want to get in touch, it is still incredibly easy for one or two slip through the net.

You can find out how to set up a redirection and the cost by visiting the Royal Mail website.