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How to Deal with Your Energy Supplier When Moving House in NOTTINGHAM

How to Deal with Your Energy Supplier When Moving House in NOTTINGHAM

The process of moving home in NOTTINGHAM can become highly stressful. With a seemingly endless to-do list, mounting cardboard boxes and looming deadlines, getting in touch with energy suppliers is often pushed to the bottom of the pile.

However, failing to notify your energy supplier in enough time can result in you being overcharged and adding further stress later down the line.

Here’s your complete guide to dealing with energy suppliers when moving home in NOTTINGHAM.

First, Let Your Current Supplier Know
Once your move dates are confirmed, you should let your current energy supplier know. They will require a few personal details alongside your move date and forwarding address. Some may also ask for the new occupiers’ names, to keep their records up to date.

You should always give them at least 48 hours notice, but an extra few days can help you get your affairs in order.

Take a good look at your account and figure out whether you are in credit or debit. This way, you will know roughly what to expect from your final bill.

Your supplier will likely ask if you would like to transfer your plan to your new property. It is recommended you instead wait until you have moved, and assess your options.

Provide a Final Meter Reading

To calculate your bill efficiently, your supplier will require a final meter reading. This way, it is guaranteed you are not overpaying for electricity that you have not used. You should complete this meter reading on the morning that you vacate your home.

Send a copy of this information to the new owners and your estate agents for the extra peace of mind that you all have the correct information.

Find Out Who Your New Supplier Is

Sellers should pass this information to the estate agents, however, this understandably sometimes slips the mind.

To find out who your new gas supplier is, use the Find My Supplier website. The Energy Network Association can be used to find out your electricity provider.

Notify Your New Supplier

You should take meter readings on the day you move into your new property. Ordinarily, the estate agents handing you the keys will be available to show you where the meter is and take a copy of the reading for their records.

Send a copy of the reading to your new supplier who will be able to calculate your ongoing bill. You should choose a flexible plan which allows you to exit at any time. You will likely find a more affordable plan elsewhere, and this way, you can avoid expensive exit fees.

It is beneficial to also send a copy to the previous owner or landlord. This will help ensure that everyone’s records align and no one is caught out with an unexpected charge.

Find the Right Settings

Don’t forget that you are inheriting someone else’s heating system, who probably had different preferences to you. Check the timers and temperatures already in place to see if they fit in with your family’s needs.

Otherwise, you might be unnecessarily burning through energy and cash!

Search for the Best Deal

The supplier of the previous occupier may not necessarily be the most economical option. Although you will owe them for your initial days in the home, you should head to one of the many price comparison websites to secure the best deal.

It may also be worthwhile to arrange a smart meter installation which can save your household heaps of money as well as the hassle of submitting regular meter readings.

Set Up a Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay your monthly energy bill is via direct debit. You will generally pay the same monthly instalment, which can then be slightly adjusted either way in accordance with the meter readings you submit.

At this point, it’s also worthwhile to check your records with the supplier from your previous home. Ensuring that you have paid any outstanding balance or claimed your refund will prevent any reminders from being issued in the weeks and months to come.

Other Suppliers to Notify

Council tax
Water
Broadband & landline
Car registration and insurance
Home Insurance
TV licence
Healthcare services (doctor, dentist, optician)
Bank

Stay Organised

The key to a smooth home move is undoubtedly organisation. Understandably, many movers put off contacting their utility companies, either because of logistical stress, or to delay payments. However, attempting to delay these bills will only result in a much heftier sum when it does arrive on your doorstep!

If you have any questions, please do get in touch. Robert Ellis are your local property experts for the NOTTINGHAM area. Call us on 0115 648 5485 or email neill.millward@robertellis.co.uk to see how we can help.

Robert Ellis Team

About Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis is a leading estate agent that has been facilitating house sales and rentals for customers across Nottingham and the surrounding towns and villages for over 35 years. They have branches in Beeston, Long Eaton, Arnold and Stapleford offering residential and commercial sales and lettings, property management services and mortgage advice. With houses, flats and commercial premises to suit all tastes, budgets and preferences, the team at Robert Ellis provides a friendly and comprehensive service for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants alike.

Their expertise in all areas of the property market is reflected in the positive reviews they have received from previous customers, with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 from over 2,500 reviews on Reviews.io. They are also multiple Gold-winning estate and lettings agents in the British Property Awards 2022-2023 and received a Gold Award for both sales and lettings in the Best Estate Agent Guide 2023.

To find out more about Robert Ellis estate and letting agents you can read our about us page here

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Arnold Sales & Lettings

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Find Your Nearest Robert Ellis Branch

Our happy, experienced team can lighten your workload and brighten up your day

Arnold Sales & Lettings

Arnold Sales & Lettings

78 Front Street,

Arnold,

Nottingham

NG5 7EJ

0115 6485 485 Find Out More
Beeston Estate Agents

Beeston Estate Agents

12 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2JP

0115 922 0888 Find Out More
Beeston Lettings

Beeston Lettings

130 High Road,

Beeston,

Nottingham

NG9 2LN

0115 922 9090 Find Out More
Long Eaton Estate Agents

Long Eaton Estate Agents

5 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 1818 Find Out More
Long Eaton Lettings

Long Eaton Lettings

11 Derby Road,

Long Eaton,

Nottingham

NG10 1LU

0115 946 6946 Find Out More
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Stapleford Lettings

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

NG9 7AA

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Stapleford Sales

30 – 32 Derby Road,

Stapleford,

Nottingham

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The Mortgage Company

The Mortgage Company

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Long Eaton,

Nottingham

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  • Alice

    The branch completed a challenging house move for us. There was a double transaction with us buyer the neighbours land at the same time as the house....Mark was very understanding and patient with the complications and we are very happy with the service we received. Thank you.

    1 day ago

  • Clint Elliott

    Friendly staff with a professional attitude, did very well at selling the property with minimal hassle in a currently turbulent market.

    6 days ago

  • Adam Watters

    Lorraine and the team was very helpful and informative, always keeping me upto date on purchase.

    1 week ago

  • Robert Day

    Would like to thank everyone who has helped me and Emma sell 30 Wood avenue, keeping me updated. THANK YOU 😊.

    1 week ago

  • David

    We have received excellent service from your Long Eaton Office especially from Caroline who has been extremely helpful & a calming & knowledgeable inf...luence especially with our purchase of a new build property. We have not dealt with your estate agency before & although very stressful at times for ourselves, as our first prospective purchaser pulled out, Caroline was very helpful & approachable & contacted us regularly to keep us updated on progress. I can't recommend her highly enough. Many thanks again Caroline Best regards Liz & David

    1 week ago

  • Adrian

    Even in a fairly difficult house sale , the staff at Robert Ellis were very knowledgeable and supportive . I'd also like to give a special thanks to J...oely who was particularly helpful in the whole process . Thanks to all the team , and I would certainly recommend Robert Ellis to anyone else . Thanks , Adrian Bowley

    1 week ago

  • Rachael

    Harry Hackett and Joely Golding at the Long Eaton branch were wonderful! They were so helpful and would come at the drop of a hat to let us into the p...roperty to view, measure up and get quotes ahead of the completion date. They even offered advice on options for inside the property, which we have taken on. Everything was super efficient and we would highly recommend them! 😊

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    Caroline has been very helpful, always friendly during our process of selling our house.

    2 weeks ago

  • Pam

    Wonderful staff, especially Holly, nothing too much trouble. Kept informed of progress throughout the sale. Helped all the way.

    2 weeks ago

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    Thank you to Holly Who was all ways able and willing to offer advise And always available . Dealt with my enquires straight away and always return...my calls. I Never felt that anything was to much trouble for her. Excellent service.

    2 weeks ago

  • Emma Thrall

    It hasn't been an easy journey but Holly Torr at long eaton has kept us up to date and sane throughout the process thanks Holly!

    2 weeks ago

  • Rae Murphy

    Absolutely recommend purchasing through Robert Ellis Stapleford - especially happy with Beth at the branch. She was amazing from start to finish!

    2 weeks ago

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    Brilliant service, was notified every step of the sale and a really friendly team .

    2 weeks ago

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    Dawn was wonderful, helping me to sell my home and find a new one that I had not considered. She kept me informaed throughout and was always available...to help. Thank you Dawn.

    2 weeks ago

  • Frankie

    I would like to thank Joely at the Long Eaton office for her kind help and quick responses throughout the home buying process. Highly recommended...for her service. Wish to give her a 10* rating if I could!

    3 weeks ago

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    What a long journey this house sale has been - lots of ups and downs (due to 2 failed sales - not due to Robert Ellis) ....so lots of stress. This jou...rney has defintely been made much more tolerable by the lovely relationship we have established with Joely and Holly. They have kept us well informed and always been available to update us with honest, reliable information. Joely, in the later stages of negotiations even responded, on what I know, were days off work. I have so appreciated being able to speak to the team when required.. always caring and respectful and had empathy and understanding. We have received and very professional but personal service I feel. Highly recommend.

    3 weeks ago

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    Excellent service, our sale went through smoothly and we were kept up to date on progress by Holly Torr at every stage. Very professional and will be...more than happy to recommend.

    3 weeks ago

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    Joely was fantastic during our first house purchase. She was professional and worked hard to push things along, and was always lovely to interact with...if we had questions or wanted updates. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Robert Ellis based on our experience with Joely!

    3 weeks ago

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    Joely is absolutely amazing. She looked after us from start to finish with the sale of our property!

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