Moving flat: what to do with your utility bills?

There are many things to think about when it’s time to move flats, but ensuring your utilities are sorted is one of the most important. It’s not as difficult as you may think to change addresses for utilities. Following these easy steps will ensure everything related to your utility bills are covered before, during, and after your move leaving you to relax in your new flat.


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Step 1 – Plan the utility bills switch

The best way to ensure that you do everything you need to is make a good plan. Start by making a list of utility services that you use and that you will use in your new flat. This may include researching a company that supplies the new place that you don’t currently use. Notify your current utility providers with your forwarding address to ensure your final bills get paid.

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Step 2 – Confirmation of readings

Sometimes people forget things and utility companies can forget too. Call to confirm cancellation and set up appointments to avoid the disappointment of no-shows. On moving day do a quick tour of your flat to ensure everything is turned off and take down your latest meter readings. Call your utility providers and your landlord to provide them with your final readings. This ensures proper charges are noted and no overpayments will be made.

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Step 3- Follow up

The last step involves your follow up activities. Take metre readings at your new flat and provide them to your utility companies and new landlord. Pay your final bills from your old flat and remember to collect any refunds or deposits from your old utility accounts if applicable. After you receive your first utility bill at the new flat is a good time to review your new account charges and ensure that you are getting the best rates and that you are not paying for services that you do not require.

Now that your utility services and bills are transferred to your new flat properly you can sit back and plan your new paint colours and décor.

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