Moving House in Lincolnshire: The Essential Checklist
House moves are considered to be one of life’s most stressful events but, like most things, it all gets that much easier when you’re well prepared. There’s always going to be the odd thing you can’t prepare for – especially if you’re in a chain – but the more you get on top of before the big day, the better.
To make life a little easier, we’ve put together a checklist for those moving house in Lincolnshire. Read on for a list of everything you need to sort out before you settle into your new home!
- Let your friends and family know: First thing’s first, tell your friends and family that you’re moving and celebrate the exciting news with them.
- Get a removal quote: Whether you’re moving into, out of, or within Lincolnshire, you can count on us for a hassle-free removal. You can learn more or get a quote online, and we can even complete your home survey via video call!
- Tell your employer: Your employer will need to know your new address for pension purposes, so don’t forget to tell them.
- The NHS: Depending on where you’re moving to, you might want to register for a more conveniently-located GP surgery.
- Utility bills: You’ll need to contact your gas, electricity, water and broadband providers to let them know you’re moving. Now might also be a good time to shop around for a better deal.
- Council tax: Complete your local council’s change of address form to get your council tax updated. You should be sent out a new bill within 28 days of completing the form.
- TV licence: Complete this online form to inform TV Licensing that you’re moving.
- DVLA: If you drive, you’ll need to inform the DVLA that your address has changed and request an updated licence.
- Insurance: Don’t forget to tell your home and car insurance providers that you’re moving. If you don’t, you’ll no longer be covered.
- Retailers and banking: Tell your bank account and credit card providers that you’re moving. If you don’t, you may fail background security checks. It’s also a good idea to change your address on each of the online stores you frequent, just to be sure your packages don’t end up in the wrong place.
- HMRC and pensions: If you’re self-employed or retired, make sure you contact the HMRC to let them know.
- Post redirection: You can set up post redirection services to make sure you receive any mail that was in the post before you updated your address. You’ll need to give at least five days’ notice, though.
- Electoral register: Even if you don’t plan to vote in the next election, your details have to be correct on the electoral register to open a bank account or apply for credit – so make sure you update the council.
- Stamp duty: Once you’ve moved in, you’ll have to pay stamp duty (unless your purchase is exempt). You can do it online.
There you have it – all of the essentials you need to do before, or shortly after, you move. Let each organisation know in good time and you’ll have much less to stress about in the days leading up to your move.