Bills

A change of property invariably also means a change to the cost of your monthly household bills. The good news is, you can use your Move as a trigger to switch to the best deals.

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Bills

A house move can present the perfect opportunity to declutter and get things straight – and this includes to your household bills and the companies you choose to pay them to.

You can use the Zoopla MovePlanner to help you prioritise what needs to be done for your big Move, including when to switch your household bills.

What bills should I switch?

Depending on the size and location of your new home, and the terms of your current household bill contracts, you might be able to get a better deal on bills such as:

  • Energy
  • Telephone
  • Broadband
  • Mortgage

Compare and save on your bills

Use a comparison website such as uSwitch.com to compare energy deals to see if you can save on your bills when you move home.

You can also check the broadband speeds you might be able to get at your new address, and compare it with what your current provider offers.

If you are free to switch mortgage deals, have a look at what lenders are offering now. It could be that you now qualify for a better rate, which could lop £100s off your monthly outgoings.

It’s not currently possible to choose between water suppliers but call to check who your local one is, and get registered.

How much will my council tax cost?

Your council tax bill depends on the valuation of your property, your personal circumstances and the prices set by your local authority. So, if you're moving to a different area, this could mean a different monthly cost.

You can find out more about how council tax bands are assessed in our guide: 'Where does your council tax go?'.