Moving house checklist - Council tax and change of address
Moving house comes with a long list of ‘to dos’. You’ll need to notify a host of providers of your change of address. One thing that doesn’t always spring to mind is sorting out the council tax for your new property.
It’s worth notifying the council as soon as possible that you’ve changed address, to avoid paying more than you need to. In fact, you can update your details as soon as you move, usually online on your local council’s website. Tell them when you’ll be moving. If your current house is owned by you and it’ll be vacant for a few weeks, you’ll still need to pay council tax at a reduced rate, but you won’t need to worry if you’re currently renting.
From changing your council tax to driving license and notifying your bank, here is our advice on how to deal with and update your paperwork when you move house.