Moving House Who to Notify Checklist UK

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Moving house is no doubt the least favourite thing you want to do. After all, it is considered as one of those most stressful events you could ever experience in your life regardless of whether the move is actually for the better. It doesn’t matter if this is very first time that you will be moving house or you have already move around a lot in past. All those things you need to do when you move house will always feel overwhelming, no matter how many times you’ve been there and done that.

Since moving house can be very hectic, it is also almost always a certainty that you will forget a thing or two. But, one very important thing that you should never forget is to notify all the respective institutions and authorities of your change of address.

If you think that only your family members and friends should know when and where you will move, you might want to give it a second thought. The truth is that there is a rather long list of other organisations and companies that should be informed of your change of address. .

To save you from serious headaches, here is a short checklist of the people you need to inform regarding your move.

Local and Government Services

  • Council

  • Royal Mail

  • Electoral register

  • HMM Revenue and Customs

  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority

  • TV Licensing

Utilities Companies

Don’t forget to update your address with all your utilities companies to prevent overpaying. It is recommended to call these companies at least several days or even a week prior to the date of your move.

  • Electricity

  • Gas

  • Water


  • Broadband

  • Satellite or cable

  • Phone

Finances and Money

  • Building societies and banks

  • Loan companies

  • Credit card companies

  • Pension

Health Services

  • General physician
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian

Education and Employment

  • Employer
  • Schools
  • Universities


There are still other people that you should notify about your move and they include the following:

Insurance Companies

  • Home insurance
  • Car insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Life insurance


  • Subscriptions
  • Fitness or gym


  • Accountant
  • Solicitor
  • Cleaner
  • Gardener

Changing your address may take some time but it will be so much easier on your part to take care of everything way before problems occur because you missed some important mails. The checklist above is not in any way comprehensive for all people moving house. However, this gives you a good enough foundation you can build on based on your specific needs.

Be prepared to spend a few hours or even days to notify all of these relevant people regarding your change of address. However, you can be sure that once everything is done, you can finally let out a big sigh of relief. So, start updating your address as early as now and hopefully, you won’t have to go through the same ordeal again anytime soon!