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Complete Change-of-Address Checklist for UK Movers

Manny Sahmbi October 14, 2023

Updated: February 15th, 2024

The last thing most people think about when moving home is who they need to notify. As modern humans, we are connected to so many entities that need to be able to reach us. Follow our simple checklist to make sure you don’t skip out and suffer the consequences!

For those short on time or seeking a more concise version after reading, we offer a downloadable checklist. Either print it off or make a copy to use on your phone/laptop. 

An Introduction To Happy2Move

Every move is unique, with different challenges along the way. Whether you’re just beginning to pack, while moving, or unpacking in your new home, Happy2Move can offer guidance. 

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Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have general questions about moving, packing, or storage. We’re not just in it for the business, we aim to make every move a Happier process!

The Checklist: Who Do You Need To Notify When Changing Address?

This checklist is comprehensive, although please get in touch if there is anything you think is worth adding. These are the people and entities you need to provide up-to-date address information to:

Career

Tell your job and National Insurance about your move so they send important work stuff to the right place. We have shared a link for updating your NI information to streamline the process:

Local Authorities

Let your local council, voting office, and benefits office know you’ve moved so everything keeps running smoothly. We have provided links where possible, and the good news is that these changes are all actioned on the same page:

Recreational

Update your gym, subscriptions, and clubs with your new address so you don’t miss out on activities and any important news:

  • Health Club/Gym
  • Subscriptions
  • Clubs & Societies

Household

Change your address with your TV, internet, and phone companies to keep your home connected:

Vehicle

Contact the DVLA and your car services like insurance and breakdown cover so you can drive worry-free. We have provided links where possible:

Educational

Make sure that any educational bodies you are connected to have up-to-date address information so you don’t miss anything important:

  • Schools
  • University

Healthcare

Let your doctor, dentist, eye doctor, and vet know you’ve moved homes to keep your records up to date:

  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Optician
  • Vet

Insurance

Update your health, home, life, travel, business, and pet insurance to make sure they cover you and your new home.

  • Health Insurance
  • Home/Contents Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Business Insurance
  • Pet Insurance

Services

Tell people like your cleaner, gardener, and lawyer you’ve moved so they know how to reach you:

  • Cleaner
  • Gardener
  • Window Cleaner
  • Accountant
  • Solicitor

Money

Notify your bank, pension, and credit card companies about your new address to keep your money matters safe:

  • Banks or Building Societies
  • Premium Bonds
  • Pension
  • Loan Companies
  • Credit Card/Debit Card Companies
  • Shop Cards

Utilities

Let your electricity, gas, and water companies know you’ve moved, and set up a mail redirect so you don’t miss any important letters:

Where To Get Further Support

If you’re unsure about applying this checklist or feel something might be missing, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Happy2Move team for tailored advice. 

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