Checklist: After you have the keys

You need to do lots of things when you move home. Here are some of the most important.

  • Contact your gas, water and electricity suppliers to set up your account or change your address.

  • Take meter readings as soon as you move in. These are also taken as part of the tenancy sign up process - you can find the readings on the Lettable Standards document. 

  • Contact your local council to set up or change your Council Tax payments.

  • Contact your local council to make a claim for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit - if you're eligible.

  • Find out where your stop taps, fuse box and trip switch are located. Their locations are listed on the Lettable Standard document.

  • Arrange contents insurance for your personal belongings. Here's what we recommend.

  • Re-direct your post from your previous address.

  • Arrange or amend your TV licence.

  • If you install a phone, please let us know your landline number. Email us at

  • Update your doctor, dentist, bank, employer, school and the DVLA with your new address.

  • Add your household to the electoral roll.

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