A comprehensive checklist for home movers

Moving home is a significant life event, and ensuring a smooth transition requires attention to detail and meticulous planning. If you’re thinking of moving, we’ve compiled an extensive checklist to assist during the moving process.

  • Employer: Inform them for updated payroll and contact details.
  • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC): Essential for tax-related updates. Visit gov.uk for instructions.
  • National Insurance: Update your NI information using your NI number. Check online for contact details.
  • Council Tax: Update your address via the relevant gov.uk site.
  • Electoral Roll: Re-register at your new area through https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
  • Department for Work and Pensions: Notify them if you’re receiving government funds.
  • Local Subscriptions: Cancel memberships to local gyms or clubs.
  • Postal Subscriptions: Update them with your new address.
  • TV and Broadband: Notify them of your move for billing and service adjustments.
  • Telephone: Update both landline and mobile providers.
  • TV Licence: Update your licence at the TV Licensing website.
  • DVLA Driving Licence: Update your driving licence address online.
  • Vehicle Breakdown Cover: Update your details with your provider.
  • Vehicle Insurance: Advise of your new address, be prepared for potential cost changes, insurance is graded based on risk rating at your new property.
  • V5C Vehicle Log Book: Update the address on your V5C at the Government website.
  • Schools: Notify them if you have children for contact information updates.
  • Universities: Inform them of your move for record updates.
  • General Insurance: Update address details for various policies like health, home, life, travel, and pet insurance.
  • Maintenance Services: Cancel or update addresses for gardeners, window cleaners, etc.
  • Banks and Building Societies: Update your residence address.
  • Premium Bonds: Ensure your address is current for receiving any winnings.
  • Pensions: Contact your pension provider with the new address.
  • Loan and Credit Card Companies: Notify them of your change of address.
  • Electricity and Gas: Notify providers and take meter readings on moving day.
  • Water: Inform your provider about your moving date.
  • Postal Redirect: Set up a redirect with Royal Mail for any mail to your old address.

We look beyond just the rate to find the right deal for you

When it comes to looking for a new mortgage, everyone has different circumstances and requirements, and so it makes sense to look beyond the rate to find the right one for you. We’re here to help find the most appropriate mortgage for you whenever you’re ready.

Contact the team on 01565 874 246
Email: hello@malloryfinancial.co.uk 

We hope that this comprehensive checklist can help to make the moving process as smooth and as stress-free as possible, and by updating your address with all relevant parties as soon as you can, should help to minimise future complications or delays in services as you move into your new home.

Your home / property may be repossessed if you do not keep up with repayments on your mortgage. There may be a fee for mortgage advice. The precise amount will depend on your circumstances and will be agreed with you before proceeding but estimate this to be £750 for purchases and £399 for remortgages. 

All the information in this article is correct as of the publish date 25th January 2024. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors. The information provided in this article, including text, graphics and images does not, and is not intended to, substitute advice; instead, all information, content and materials available in this article are for general informational purposes only. Information in this article may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information.

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