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Top 10 Things To Do When You Move House

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  1. Register With a Doctor
    Use the NHS website and your post code to search for the nearest NHS GP in your area.

  2. Register with a Dentist
    Use the NHS website and your post code to search for the nearest NHS dentist in your area.

  3. Register with a School
    Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child. Find information and advice on making an informed decision.

  4. Council Tax
    You must tell us immediately if there is a change in your circumstances, or you are moving into or out of Kettering borough.

  5. TV Licence
    Use the TV Licensing site to access a range of information about TV Licensing in the UK, including methods of payment, moving house and details of television licence regulations.

  6. Have you told the utility providers (gas, water, electricity)?
    You need to tell your utility providers at least 48 hours in advance that you are moving.  The Citizen Advice Bureau website has advice on how to find the right suppliers for you.

  7. Have you redirected your post to your new address?
    You can download the form from the Post Office website. It can take up to 10 days to set up and there is a charge.

  8. Have you updated your driving licence and vehicle registration documentation?
    You must inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) immediately of any changes to your name, address or both.

  9. Have you updated your details on the Electoral Register?
    The register is updated every month and you need to be included on it to vote. A form is available from the Electoral Commission's 'About my vote' website.

  10. If you receive benefits have you told your benefit provider?
    Give your details to the local Jobcentre Plus office or, if you don't yet have Jobcentre Plus in your area, contact your Jobcentre or social security office.
You can also find more about  upcoming events, things to do, and places to eat, drink and shop in the Borough of Kettering by visiting www.thisiskettering.com.

Get in touch with Kettering Borough Council

Email: customerservices@kettering.gov.uk. Telephone: 01536 410333.

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