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Moving your gas and electricity accounts easy

Moving house isn’t just about getting your belongings moved. You also need to think about getting your gas and electricity updated too. Fortunately, it’s a relatively easy process. And you have options. You can take your old provider with you or you can use this as an opportunity to change suppliers and reduce your bills. Whatever you decide to do, contact your supplier at least 48 hours before your move.

Better the devil you know

If you’re happy with your energy supplier, you can simply transfer your account from your old home to your new home. Just advise your current electricity and gas providers before you move in order to avoid emergency rate tariffs. If you’re unsure whether to stick with your current supplier or move to someone else, stay where you are until you know the energy usage in your new property.

Is breaking up hard to do?

No. Changing energy suppliers is easy, and moving home is the ideal opportunity to make the switch. There are a lot of price comparison websites so it takes seconds to find a cheaper alternative. However, do consider emergency rate tariffs if you’re considering switching as utility companies automatically put new residents on an expensive rate until their accounts are set up. You can set up energy accounts up to 10 days before you move into your new home. This will help you to avoid higher charges at the outset.



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Top Tip

 

Take meter readings when you leave your old home and take meter readings as soon as you arrive in your new home. This will prevent disputes and unnecessary electricity and gas bill

 

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