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House Moving Checklist

A handy reminder and countdown checklist of the many people and organisations that you will need to inform of your imminemt removal and relocation.

14-28 Days Before Moving

  • Relatives and friends- Make sure they know that you are moving, go through your address book.
  • Mail redirection- The post office will forward your mail to your new address for a small fee, at least seven days notice is required.
  • Telephone- Notify your telecom provider that you are moving and if you wish to take the same number with you, for mobiles notify the service provider.
  • TV Licence- Telephone or E-Mail them your new address.
  • Driving Licence - 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.
  • Hire Purchase - Notify the financier concerned.
  • Credit Cards and Standing Orders - Notify the banks of your new address in plenty of time.
  • Council Tax - Notify the councils 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.
  • Milkman - Let him know what date you are leaving.
  • Mail Order - Notify them of your new address and what date you will be there.

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7-14 days before moving

  • Life Insurance & Pensions - Notify your local agent of your new address.
  • State pension - Your Post Office or DSS will arrange a transfer.
  • National Insurance/DSS - 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 & Dentist - Notify them that you are moving and arrange new ones where necessary.
  • Vet - Get your pet records sent to your new vet.
  • Pets - Arrange kennels or a cattery during the move.
  • Bank - Notify them that your are moving change of address forms can be obtained from your local branch.
  • Premium Bonds - Notify of change of address, the post office will have the relevant forms.
  • National Savings Certificates - Again the post office will have the relevant forms.
  • Police - Notify them if you are subject to immigration controls.
  • 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 and settle bills and find new suppliers within your new area.
  • Gardener - Notify them of your departure date and settle bills and find new suppliers within 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 DSS office 7 days prior to your move to arrange transfer.
  • Tax Credits - Notify them of your new address
  • Blood Donors - Notify them that you are moving.
  • Library - Return any books on loan and find new a library within your new area.
  • Items On Loan - Return any items to friends or neighbours.
  • Dry Cleaning - Collect before you leave and find an alternative within your new area.
  • Donor Card - At least 7 days notice is required.
  • Removal Company - Inform them of any problems, which you think will affect the move.

Best of Luck

We hope that you find this information useful during the packing and moving home process.