People & services to inform about your new address

Published: 23rd Dec, 2023

Author: Charlotte Burton

People & services to inform about your new address

Moving into a new home means updating a lot more than just your friends and family.

Most of us have numerous accounts with various services that rely on our address. Migrating them all can feel overwhelming, but this guide is here to ensure you don't overlook any essential updates as you settle into your new home, ensuring your life continues without a hitch!

🏛️ Government and Public Services

  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC): Update your address for tax purposes.
  • Local Council: For council tax purposes and to update the electoral roll.
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA): Update your driving licence and vehicle registration details.
  • Electoral Register: Ensure you're registered to vote at your new address.

💳 Financial Institutions

  • Banks and Building Societies: Update your address for bank accounts, savings accounts, and related services.
  • Credit Card Companies: To ensure billing and bank statements are correctly addressed.
  • Loan Providers: Including personal, auto, or student loan providers.
  • Pension Services: Update your address with any private or workplace pension providers.
  • Insurance Companies: Including home, car, life, and health insurance. Consider contents insurance during the move.

🏥 Health Services

  • Doctor’s Surgery and Dentist: Register with new practices if moving out of the area.
  • Optician and Pharmacy: If you use specific services regularly.

🔀 Other

  • Subscriptions and Memberships: Magazines, clubs, gyms, and associations.
  • Schools/Colleges/Universities: If you or your family members are in education.
  • Employer: Update your address for HR and payroll purposes.
  • Friends and Family: So they can update their contact lists.
  • Online Shopping Accounts: Like Amazon, eBay, etc., to ensure deliveries go to the right place.
  • Delivery and Ride-Sharing Services: Like Uber or Deliveroo.
  • Vet: If you have pets, update your address for microchip databases and vet records.
  • Charities or Non-Profit Organisations: If you make regular donations or are involved in their activities.
  • Royal Mail: Consider using the Royal Mail's redirection service during the transition period. The service starts from £39.50.
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