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Gordon & Rumsby: Checklist For Change Of Address

April 20, 2012

Gordon & Rumsby Estate Agents In Devon & Dorset.

Checklist for Change of Address Notification.

At Gordon & Rumsby we sometimes find that buyers and sellers forget to notify people of their change of address and phone number. It can be easily overlooked in the excitement or stress of moving.

Here is a checklist of some of the most important people or organisations that you should notify once you have exchanged contracts.

Do not notify people prior to exchange, just in case the sale falls through.

  • Utility companies: Gas, Electric, Oil & Water. Give the companies at least 48 hours notice. More if possible. They will need to read the meters (where applicable) and you should keep a note of the readings too, to check them against your bills. When you move into a new home, you normally take on the utility company from the previous occupier of the property. You can choose to use a different company after that, but you will have to give notice of about 28 days to close the old account.
  • Telephone Company: Landline, Broadband, Mobile if applicable.
  • Bank Accounts and other Investments such as Company Shares
  • Credit Cards
  • Council Tax Office. You can find your local office on the Government Website.
  • Electoral Register. You will have to register again.
  • DVLA. Click here.
  • TV Licensing. Click here.
  • Insurance Companies
  • Doctor & Dentist
  • Family & Friends
  • School. If you’re moving house but not changing schools for the children, don’t forget this one.

If you’ve got any others we can add to the list, get in touch with us at Gordon & Rumsby. Look forward to hearing from you!

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