Have you moved? Before opening champagne and gathering friends for a party in a new house, make sure that you said goodbye to the old house...otherwise your forgetfulness can cost you a lot.
It is interesting that Londoners move permanently. According to Your Move, the average rental period is 20 months. This means that every year the average Londoner puts himself in danger of parting with hard earned pounds, paying a huge fine and even losing his driver's license.
Inform everyone about moving
In addition to friends and beloved grandmother, there are still many organizations and people who need to be warned about your moving. First of all, this is your bank, credit card provider, employer, municipality and utility provider.
There are other organizations that are easy to forget, for example, the Drivers and Vehicles Licensing Agency (DVLA). You can argue that you are changing a house, not a car. But if you accidentally receive a fine, DVLA will send a letter to your old address and will not receive an answer from you, the problems may start to grow like a snowball. The case can even be brought to court without your knowledge.
Readdress your mail
Use the service of mail readdressing. It will take only 5 days and in three months Royal Mail services will charge you at £33.99. You can apply on the mail or on the Internet before 3 months or 6 months after moving.
The Civil Advice Bureau (CAB) notes: "If you cannot afford to pay for this service, make sure that your neighbors, new tenants and landlord know your new address in order to readdress your mail. You can even leave envelopes with already written new address to facilitate their task." But remember that this is not the most reliable way to receive letters, since it is quite possible that the landlord will forget to send you letters and just start storing them, waiting for you to pick them up.