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Moving house: change of address checklist

There's lots to remember when you're moving home, and it's essential you let the relevant people know your new address. Here is what you need to do when you move.

African American family packing boxes to move house

Moving house can be challenging in the best of circumstances. With so many things to remember or take care of, it can be difficult to keep track of everything that needs to be done. This is why make checklists can be helpful in making sure you don't miss anything.

Personal checklist

  • Family

  • Employer

  • Friends

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

What insurance do you need for your new home?

It depends on your whether you own or rent your property:

Here is how to work out what home insurance you need.

Utilities checklist

WaterTV Licence
GasDigital TV
LandlineMobile Phone
Local CouncilVehicle RegistrationDentistGym/Club
Electoral registerBreakdown CoverOpticianNewsagent
Child BenefitCar FinanceVetSubscriptions

How to set up a Royal Mail redirect

Although it costs money to redirect your post, it is worthwhile because it helps protect your identity and stops important documents (like new bank cards) falling into the wrong hands.

You also get the peace of mind of knowing that you aren't 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 easy for one or two to slip through the net.

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

12 things to do before you move house

Redirect your mail on the Royal Mail website

Whether you are looking to move up the property ladder, downsize or just relocate we can help you find the right mortgage when you move home.