Accommodation: Moving House Checklist

Whenever you move and change address there are a number of things you need to do to let relevant authorities know.

Download the Checklist
You can add and remove points to make it right for you, and then print it. This will make it much more useful!

Here we try to give a list of all the people and organisations you may need to notify when you change address.

University Records

Legal Matters

  • Your previous landlord. This is important for getting your deposit back.
  • Electoral roll – this affects your credit rating.
  • Council Tax – find the website of your old and new councils to arrange this
  • Social security – important if you’re in receipt of any benefits
  • Inland revenue – possibly, if you’re self-employed

Banks and and Financial Matters

  • Your Bank and/or building society
  • Credit cards (these may require separate notification even if they are with your usual bank!)
  • Student Loans Company
  • Employer(s)
  • Insurance provider, for home contents, car
  • Loyalty schemes (Clubcard, Nectar Points, Avios, etc.)

Mail and Utilities

  • Consider arranging Postal mail redirection – do this several weeks in advance!
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Phone – mobile phone and landline
  • Internet / Cable TV / Satellite TV
  • TV Licensing (if you move out with 3 months or more left on your TV Licence, you may be eligible for a refund!)

Health Service

  • University Health Service – The Health Service maintains records seperately from the rest of the university, linked with the NHS and local GPs. If you move you may need to change GPs.
  • GP
  • Dentist
  • Optician
  • Hospital – if you’re in ongoing contact with a hospital.


Stuff & Clutter

  • Notify any subscriptions or regular deliveries
  • Start getting rid of things you no longer need well in advance:
    • Sell stuff on UniLife Marketplace or through (online) free ads
    • Give things to charity shops
    • Dispose of rubbish and recycling on the correct days – and arrange a large item collection in advance if you need one!


Don’t forget to tell your family and friends!