Moving in

When you move into your new home your housing officer will visit you within six weeks to see how you are getting on.

When you move in you need to remember to:

  • Make arrangements to pay your rent – this is due on or before the 1st of the month
  • Put your spare set of keys in a safe place
  • Take meter readings and choose and register with a gas and electricity supplier 
  • Contact your local council to register for and pay Council Tax
  • Contact your local council to make a claim for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit (if applicable)
  • Choose and register with a telephone provider
  • Organise Home Contents Insurance

For more information please refer to your tenant handbook

Register or switch energy supplier

We work with Citrus Energy who will help you find the best energy deals and talk you through the process to switch supplier. For more information, call 0800 221 8089 or visit their website.

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