2-4 Weeks Before

When K & H Removals calls to provide you with a removal quote clearly point out anything that is not to go.




























  • Packing -  If you are planning on doing this yourself, begin at least two weeks before your move. Label boxes with the details of their contents and the room in which they are to be placed at the new address. Pack heavy objects with the lighter ones: do not overstrain boxes or backs. Sort out rubbish. Sell unused items, or give them away.
  • Car - get it serviced, particularly if you are going on a long journey.
  • Bank - Notify your bank of your change of address and consider transferring your account to a branch nearer to your home. Don't forget any items that are retained by the bank for safe keeping.
  • Credit/Store cards - Fill in the change of address section of your statement when returning it with your payment and also notify any card protection insurers that you may have.
  • Standing Orders - Give your new address to companies with which you have a hire purchase agreement or a loan.
  • Schools - Notify your child's school of their leaving date and advise new school as soon as possible.
  • Inland Revenue - Notify your local tax office (this can be found www.hmrc.gov.uk/).
  • Premium Bonds - Write to the Bonds and Stock Office quoting your bond number (form available from the Post Office)
  • National Insurance /DSS Benefits - Write to your local DSS office, giving your full name, date of birth, and full National Insurance number.
  • Pension - Advise your local Post Office or private scheme of your change of address.
  • Insurances - Notify your broker or individual insurance companies: motor, household contents, life and other insurances.
  • Driving Licence - Complete section 1 on your licence and return it to DVLC, Swansea, SA99 1BN.
  • Stocks and Shares - Notify your stock broker or each individual Company Registrar.
  • Landlord/Tenant - Give appropriate notice to quit or advise tenants of any change of landlord.
  • Doctor /Dentist /Optician - De-register if you are moving away and research alternatives nearer to your new address, it will take one month to register with a new doctor. Liaise with hospital if undergoing regular treatment.
  • Post Office - The Post Office prefers at least seven days notice for the redirection of your mail. This can only be done over the counter at the Post Office.
  • TV Licence - Contact TV Licensing in order to transfer your licence to your new address, by calling 0870 242 3349 or visiting www.tvlicensing.co.uk/moving.
  • Rental - Sets can normally be taken to your new address when renting from a large company and your records will be transferred to their nearest branch.
  • BUPA/Private medical - Advise change of address and /or research new schemes.
  • Subscriptions - Notify all organisations/clubs/charities to which you subscribe of your new address.
  • Printers - If required, arrange for the printing of change of address cards, with your new postcode.
  • Hotels - If you need hotel accommodation during the removal, book your hotel well in advance, especially if the move occurs during the summer months.
  • Carpets/Curtains - If you are ordering these new, confirm the correct delivery dates.
  • Telecommunication/Mobile Phone Providers - Contact providers including Internet account and advise your change of address and the date from which you wish your new number to operate. Give at least two weeks notice.
  • Council tax - Notify relevant authorities in both your current area and the area to which you are moving.
  • Football pools - Notify on the coupon or inform your collector.
  • Motor Vehicle Licence - Send the appropriate section of your Vehicle Registration Document to the Vehicle Licensing Centre, Swansea, SA99 1AB.
  • Pets - Make arrangements to book pets into kennels/cattery etc. or for friends/relatives to look after them during the move. Arrange for the transfer of your pet's records to the new vet.