Moving Home in the near future?
If you do your own packing make sure you use strong boxes and take care not to overfill them. We can provide you with all the packing materials you need. Remember to empty your loft and to clear rubbish from sheds and garages. Keep important documents with you during the move. White Goods such as fridge freezers and washing machines should be emptied and drained before moving.
Remember to inform…
Bank: including credit cards and store cards.
Car registration: Write to the Driver Vehicle Licensing Centre (DVLA Swansea SA99 1BN) giving details of your car and registration. Visit the DVLA website for more information.
Council tax: remember to inform the council for both your old and new property.
Insurance: House,contents, car and yourselves. Give at least seven days notice or you may not be insured.
Mail: Arrange for mail to be forwarded. There is a sliding scale of charges according to how long you wish it to continue – but one fee covers everyone in your family – if the surname is the same. Visit the Royal Mail website for more information.
Mail order: Any company you use.
Dentist, doctor: De-register and re-register with new practices.
Electricity, gas and water: At least three days in advance and ask for a reading on the day. Don’t forget to sign on with the company for your new home. The service may be disconnected if nobody has signed on as a new user.
Hospital or clinic: If receiving treatment.
Income tax: The address is on your tax forms.
Pensions: Company pension – inform the pension office. State pension – ask at the Post Office.
Schools: As soon as possible.
Standing orders: Tell any companies you pay by direct debit/standing order.
Telephone: Give a week’s notice to each end and arrange for the bills to change names on the correct day and for your new phone to be connected.
Television licence: visit the Television Licensing website for more information.