‘Avoid!’: Homeowners could be fined £1,000 for not updating their new address


Of course, Britons need to inform their friends and relatives of their latest life update, but what about their utility providers?

Homeowners should be sure to speak to gas, electric, water and internet providers to let them know that they’re moving so they can resolve any last payments on their current property and start paying the right amount for their new one.

Barratt London’s findings showed that the query ‘how to take over utilities when moving house’ has increased by 1,500 percent since last year, as well as ‘temporary internet when moving house’ which has also increased by 143 percent.

The experts said: “From our experience this, like many other things, could be put down to the pandemic and the dramatic rise in people making their homes their new office. 



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