Moving House Change of Address Checklist in UK

Moving day is stressful for anyone who has never done it before. The whole process starts a month prior to the move itself and you have to notify organizations, service and utility providers, book a removal company and literally a hundred other things. Use the two moving home checklists we provided to ensure your moving day goes according to plan.

The Checklist for Moving House – Who Should You Notify?


When you’re relocating you have to inform the relevant people for the move. Use the checklist to make sure you don’t forget anyone:


  • Water
  • Gas provider
  • Electricity provider
  • Telephone Provider
  • Local post office
  • TV Licensing

Financial related

  • Your employer
  • Banks
  • Council tax department
  • National savings
  • Insurance company
  • Inland revenue
  • Solicitor

Health related

  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Pediatrician

Motoring/Vehicle related

  • DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency)
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Recovery company (in case of a breakdown)

The Moving Home Change of Address Checklist in UK

If you really want to minimise the stress of moving house then you should start organising everything at least six weeks before the move. Use the following checklist in a combination with the “Who should you notify about your move?” to get you through the crucial six weeks before the moving day.

What to Do When Moving House Six Weeks Before Moving Day?


Start with the confirmation of the exact date of the move.

  • If you’re renting, notify your landlord of the previously confirmed moving date.
  • If you have home insurance – be sure you have cover from the exact date you move in to your new home.
  • Get written quotes from more than two removal companies. Get more information and references of these firms.
  • Find extra storage space if needed. Book it only for items you are going to use later. Don’t clutter.
  • Notify the utility companies of your move.
  • Get rid of items you no longer need. Donate them to charity, hold a sale or give out to your friends for free.
  • If you require any new furniture or carpets – it’s time to order them and book a delivery service for when you move in.

What should I do two weeks before moving day?

  • Packing non-essential things such as books and non-seasonal clothes into boxes. Make sure to use our labels for packing and moving.
  • Contact and de-register from your doctor, dentist and optician if your move is out of the area.
  • Go to the post office and arrange for your post to be forwarded (as of April 1, 2015 the service fee for redirecting your mail starts from £29.99).
  • Notify your milkman and newspaper delivery that you are moving and give them a date you want the service to stop.
  • Arrange someone to look after your kids or pets during the move. Make a list of close friends and relatives who should know about the move. Send out change of address cards.
  • Finalise and book your reliable man and van London company – Best Move.
  • Confirm arrival times, quotes and make sure the movers have directions to your new address.
  • Be sure to find a parking spot for their vehicle as different areas and boroughs in London have different parking permissions and operating hours.
  • Schedule a meeting with the estate agent or landlord to take the keys for your new home.
  • Notify then bank of any changes to direct debits and standing orders.

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