Moving home can be a stressful experience, with many things to do and not a lot of time in which to do them. You can find a helpful list of people to tell when you move home in the New Home Checklist [67kb]. Also below is a checklist that covers some of the more important things you need to do:
Change your Council Tax details
To make sure that your Council Tax is charged correctly, you need to contact the appropriate councils for both the property you are leaving and moving to. You can find information for our Council Tax service on the Council Tax page.
If you receive benefits, you will need to contact the appropriate councils for both the property you are leaving and moving to. You can find information for our Benefits service on the Benefits page.
GP and Dentist
If your new address is in a different area to your old one, you may need to register with a new doctor and dentist.
Redirect your post
You may want to redirect your mail to your new address. For more information, please see Royal Mail Redirection.
Utilities (gas, water, electricity, oil)
You will need to switch former utilities to your new home. Do not forget to take meter readings at your old address when you leave, as well as at your new address when you move in. More details on switching utilities are on the Consumer Focus Energy page.
Driving licence and vehicle registration
You will need to have your driving licence and vehicle registration changed to your new address. You can do this online at DirectGov Change of Licence for your licence and DirectGov Change of Registration for vehicle registration.
You will need to update the Electoral Register with your new address. Information on Mid Devon's Electoral Register is on our Electoral Services page.
Your TV Licence only covers your current home and you therefore need to transfer your licence to your new address. Information on how to do this is on the TV Licensing website.
This section tells you what you need to do when you leave your Council home. It is also explains the 'Clean and Clear' reward scheme.
This section gives you information about our eviction process, the conditions upon which we pursue it and the procedure we follow in seeking eviction.