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14-28 days before moving

Relatives and friends – Make sure they know you are moving; go through your address book. Create or buy a handy little ‘Change of Address’ flyer.

Mail redirection – The Post Office will forward your mail to your new address for a small fee, at least 7 days notice is required.

Telephone – Notify your Telecom provider that you are moving if you want to take the same number with you.

Mobile phone – Notify your service provider for billing purposes.

TV license – Telephone or e-mail them your new address.

Driving license – Notify DVLA at Swansea, you will need a form from the Post Office.

V5 (log book) – Fill in the change of address on the form and send it to DVLA at Swansea.

Home and car insurance – Your policy information will have the relevant numbers to call.

Schools – Notify your present heads that you are moving and your future heads of your arrival date, as appropriate.

Hire purchase – Notify the financier concerned.

Credit cards, direct debits and standing orders – Notify the banks and the creditors involved of your new address in plenty of time.

Council tax – Notify the councils concerned of your arrival and departure dates.

Legal advisors – Notify them of your new personal address.

Window cleaner – Let him know what date you are leaving and make arrangements at your new address.

Milkman – Let him know what date you are leaving and make arrangements at your new address.

Mail order – Notify them of your new address and what date you will be there.

7-14 days before moving

Life insurance and pensions – Notify your local agent of your new address.

State pension – Your Post Office or DSS will arrange a transfer.

National insurance – Your local office will need to know where you are going, always quote your national insurance number.

Optician – Ask for your latest eye tests and forward to your new optician.

Doctor – Notify them that you are moving and arrange new ones if necessary.

Dentist – Notify them that you are moving and arrange new ones if necessary.

Vet – Get your pet records sent to your new vet.

Pets – Arrange kennels or a cattery during the move as a removal can be stressful for pets.

Banks and building societies – Notify them that you are moving, change of address forms can be obtained from your local branch or online.

Premium bonds – Notify of change of address, the Post Office will have the relevant forms.

National savings certificate – Again the Post Office will supply you with the relevant forms.

Police – Notify them if you are subject to immigration control or on bail.

Newsagent – Notify them of your departure date, settle any outstanding bills and find a new newsagent in your new area.

Coalman – Notify them of your departure date, settle any outstanding bills and find new suppliers in your new area.

Cleaner – Notify them of your departure date, settle any outstanding bills and find new ones in your new area.

Gardener – Notify them of your departure date, settle any outstanding bills and find new suppliers in your new area.

7 days before moving

Gas – Meters should be read on the morning of the removal.

Electricity – Meters should be read on the morning of the removal.

Water – If metered, read on the morning of the removal.

Giro bank – At least 7 days notice is required.

Sky/Cable – 7 days notice is required.

Local garage – Notify them that you are moving and settle any outstanding bills.

AA/RAC – Notify them of your new address.

Solicitor/Accountant – Notify them of your new address 7 days prior to your move.

Child benefit – Contact your local DWP office 7 days prior to your move to arrange transfer.

Tax credits – Notify the DWP of your new address.

HMRC – Inform them of your new address, it is your responsibility to do so at the earliest opportunity.

Benefits – them of your new address or arrange alternative provision in your new area.

Blood donors – Notify them that you are moving.

Library – Return any books on loan and find a new library in your new area if relevant.

Items on loan – Return any items to friends or neighbours.

Dry cleaners – Collect before you leave and find an alternative in your new area.

Donor card / Organ donors – At least 7 days notice is required.

Charitable organisations – Notify them of your new address.

Social clubs – Notify them of your new address.

Gym – Notify them of your new address or arrange alternative provision in your new area.

Online merchants – Change your address in good time to avoid future delivery problems.

Removal company – Inform them of any problems which you think may affect your move.

We hope you find the information herein useful and wishe you the best of luck with your move.