Moving House Electricity Supply – Your Ultimate Guide for the UK
Choose your supplier from our list & see their specific steps to easily moving house electricity supplier in the UK. PLUS: How to find your electric supplier, setting up and organising utilities in a new home, when renting and get all the contacts and info for home electricity suppliers around the UK.
Always connected. Choose your supplier (from our list). And get all the most important contact info in one place. Our team is creating this ultimate guide to moving house electricity supply in the UK, complete with all the specific steps for each individual electric supply company and all their contact details to help make your move easier and smoother.
We also look at how you can find out who supplies your electricity, how to change supplier and how to manage your utilities when moving, buying or renting in the UK.
Just as important as picking a good removal company, it’s always best to notify your energy supplier well ahead of the time before you move – also see the full guides to moving home gas and moving house energy supplier. And that includes moving house electricity supply. Remember that closing the account at your current address and ensuring your supply at the new one can take some time – a good rule of thumb is to notify them at least 30 days in advance.
Of course, you’re free to organise your utilities when moving according to your preferences. Feel free to request your current supplier to activate at your new home, adopt the new house’s current supplier or even switch suppliers – it’s all up to you and your needs. (In fact, moving home might be a good time to look at the budget and available prices and services, to reassess and see if you’re getting the best service for your needs.)
STEPS FOR MOVING HOUSE WITH YOUR ELECTRICITY SUPPLIER
We’re busy creating a complete list of step-by-step guides below, with all contacts, tips and tricks, for moving house electricity supply, complete with every supplier in the UK’s details. Choose your supplier below and click to get their specific requirements & insights:
Moving House Electricity by OVO
Gas. Electric. And ensuring you stay supplied. (PLUS: How to contact customer service!) OVO Energy is one of the biggest energy suppliers in the UK. And there are many options for managing your utilities with them when relocating in our complete step-by-step guide to moving home with OVO.
Home electricity & gas with smart pay-as-you-go. Utilita Energy is unique among all of the biggest energy suppliers in the UK in that it specialises in pay-as-you-go and top-up energy, which helps you manage your usage and costs quite well. And there are loads of options and dedicated contact channels to help you manage your utilities with them – see the complete step-by-step guide to moving house with Utilita.
Easy transfers. Managing your service. And all the contacts you’ll need. SSE offers one of the widest ranges of utilities and services – from gas and electric to phone and broadband. And you can organise it any way you please when moving home with SSE.
Moving House Electricity Supply by Npower (EON Next)
Easy switching. Registering a new home. And taking your services with you. Energy giant Npower recently became part of EON, and will be under the EON Next banner. But it shouldn’t be confusing managing your home energy supply when moving – that’s why we’ve included all the contact details, steps and info you need when moving home with Npower.
Greener energy. Moving in or out. And how to go about switching. With it’s awesome green energy promise, Octopus Energy is fast becoming one of the most preferred suppliers in the UK. And with a dedicated dashboard for moving home, they’re super good at helping you move, whether it’s in or out. Get all the info, contacts and links you need in our easy step-by-step-guide to moving home with Octopus Energy.
Moving House Electricity Supply by Utility Warehouse
Moving in or out. Easy switching. And taking your services with you. Utility Warehouse is known for its bundles to help lower your monthly energy costs. But note: They have two different methods of contact for moving home as an existing or new customer. Don’t fret, see our complete step-by-step-guide to moving house with Utility Warehouse.
Note: We’re still adding supplier info here! Our team is working hard at updating this page with every supplier in the UK. And there’s quite a few, so please bear with us as we systematically go through them all. If you don’t see your supplier here yet but need the info, email us and a consultant will help you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find my electricity supplier
WHO SUPPLIES MY HOME?
The UK’s Energy Networks Association provides a handy service that lets you find out who supplies your electricity through your address and postcode. Just enter your details into their online search tool here. You can also get additional info on your electric supply here, which is what your supplier needs to pinpoint your location to activate your supply etc.
HOW DO I FIND MY ENERGY SUPPLIER FOR A NEW HOME?
Chances are your new home is already supplied. To find the electricity supplier at your new home, enter the address details into the Energy Networks Association’s online search tool. Remember that you’re free to choose your own supplier, so, if you want to switch up, phone the new supplier you want to join and ask them to do the switch or you.
HOW TO SET UP UTILITIES WHEN RENTING A HOUSE IN THE UK
Depending on your rental agreement, you are usually free to organise your own utilities when renting. That’s when you pay your supplier directly for your utilities, in which case you’re welcome to switch suppliers when moving etc. But note: If you’re not the person paying the supplier directly, you can’t just switch or change, you’ll have to work through the person who handles the account – probably the rental agency or landlord.
Additional info on moving house electricity supplier
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY ENERGY SUPPLIER WHEN I MOVE HOUSE?
You need to notify your supplier that you’re moving – at least 30 days before your move. That’s because it takes time to close off your account at your current address and set up a new one for your new address. NOTE: You’re allowed to manage moving house electricity supply however your prefer. You can take your current supplier with you or switch to a new one.
HOW DO I SWITCH ELECTRICITY TO A NEW HOUSE?
You need to notify whoever’s going to supply your new address at least 30 days ahead of your move, to ensure your supply is connected by the time you move in. This can be either your current supplier or a new supplier at your new address.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY ELECTRICITY SUPPLIER WHEN MOVING HOUSE?
There are many ways of changing or moving house electricity supplier, but the boxing-clever way is to contact the new supplier you want to join and ask them to facilitate the change for you. See, energy is a very competitive industry, and each supplier wants to secure new business, so they usually have entire teams/departments dedicated to helping you switch to them easily. So you don’t have to do a thing really, they handle the switch for you.
CAN I TAKE MY ENERGY SUPPLIER WITH ME WHEN I MOVE?
Of course. In fact, most people prefer to stay with their current electricity supplier, even when moving house – if only because you know them and are used to their rates and service. Usually, though, you still need to notify them at least 30 days before you move so they can close your account at your current address and ready your supply at your new home.
MOVING HOUSE: OVERLAPPING UTILITIES
What happens if your utilities overlap when moving house? Sometimes your closing bill at the old address overlaps a bit with the opening bill at your new address.And it’s usually when you haven’t given the supplier enough notice time ahead of your move (remember to always give about 30 days’ notice minimum). Hopefully, the bill isn’t that much, but if it is you can usually just phone your supplier and speak to them about it – they should be understanding, especially if you’re retaining them as your supplier.
HOT TIP: When moving on short notice, it might be better to retain the existing supplier at your new address for the first month or so, just so you avoid overlap. You are then free to switch supplier at your leisure once you’re all moved in and settled.
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