Moving Checklist

Moving to a new house is a busy and stressful time for everyone. After all, you are expected to pack your entire life into boxes, to then pack them into a van and move from one house to another in one day. A daunting task for even the most seasoned mover.

Whilst we can’t help with the physical packing and moving, we can help make the whole process a little bit less stressful for you.

As if the conveyancing process and moving your life and family from one house to another isn’t enough, with this comes the tedious life admin after the move. To help you out, we have put together a handy checklist of people that you may need to contact to let them know that you have moved.


  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • Council Tax

Remember to take the meter readings at both your old house and your new house on the day that you move (you don’t want to end up paying for someone else’s heating!)

It might be worth speaking to your current providers to see what their charges will be at the new property or looking on comparison sites to make sure that you get the best deal.

Television and Phones

  • Cable provider
  • TV Licence
  • Landline provider
  • Mobile phone provider
  • Internet provider


  • Current Account Bank
  • Savings Account Bank
  • Store Cards
  • Credit Cards
  • Loan Company
  • Student Loan Company
  • Pension Company
  • Financial Advisor/Accountant
  • Insurance Companies (Home/Life/Travel)
  • HMRC

Cars and Vehicles

  • DVLA
  • Car Insurance
  • Car Finance Company
  • Vehicle Registration

Don’t forget, there can be hefty fines for not updating your address on your driving license and some insurance policies will be void if the address that the car is registered to is different to your address, so missing these steps could be costly!


  • Doctors
  • Dentist
  • Opticians
  • Vet

Post and Mail

Royal Mail/Post Office


  • Electoral Roll
  • Postal Subscriptions
  • Schools
  • Memberships (i.e. Gym, Golf Club)
  • Friends and Family
  • Employer
  • Pet micro-chipping company

There are also several different websites out there to help make this job a bit easier for you, so always worth having a look online for help.

It might also be worth getting some change of address cards to let you family and friends know your new address, you don’t want your invite “getting lost in the post” because you forgot to tell someone that you moved!