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How to deal with your contracts when moving house

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Find out how to set up your gas and electricity contracts, and get a great energy deal, when moving house.

How to deal with your contracts when moving house

Although it’s not the most exciting aspect of moving house, admin is definitely one of the most important. Ensuring that your contracts are switched over to your new property in plenty of time will make your life easier and prevent any interruptions to your services.

Here, we take a closer look at how you can effectively and efficiently deal with your contracts when you move into a new property.

 

Setting up energy in a rented house

Setting up energy in a rented house is normally fairly straightforward. The gas and electricity supplies should both already be connected when you move in. This will ensure that you have power and heat when you arrive at your new property.

As some gas and electricity suppliers are considerably more expensive than others, you may well want to switch your contracts over to another company. In order to do this, you’ll first need to find out which supplier currently serves your home. You’ll then need to contact the company in order to put your name on the account.

When you get in touch with your current gas and electricity supplier, make sure you give them the meter reading taken on the day you moved into your new home. This will allow them to generate an accurate bill for the property and prevent you being charged for someone else’s energy consumption.

Once you know how much you’re currently paying for your gas and electricity, you can start comparing prices and deals. An impartial comparison service can make this process a lot easier and allow you to find the very best tariff for your needs.

Setting up gas and electricity in your new home won’t take long. Once you find a deal you’re happy with, switching is easy. Your gas and electricity supplies won’t be interrupted by the move and you’ll soon find you’re saving cash on your energy bills every month.

 

What other contracts will I need to manage when moving into a new home?

Your gas and electricity supply is probably the most important contract you’ll need to deal with when moving into a new home, however, it’s not the only one. You’ll also need to ensure you put your name on a number of other accounts including:

  • The water bill
  • Council tax
  • Internet
  • Landline

Your water connection should already be in place when you move in. This means that, like your gas and electricity contracts, you’ll simply need to add your name to the account. Paying your council tax is also relatively easy. You’ll just need to contact your council to let them know your new address and a bill should drop through your door.

In most cases, you’ll need to arrange for the internet and a landline to be installed in your new home. It’s a good idea to do this a few weeks before you move as it can take a while for an engineer to be sent to your new property. Tackling this task early should minimise the amount of time you’re left without phone or internet at your new house.

To find out more about setting up contracts at your new house, and about arranging a house move in general, take a look around today.

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