You should buy contents insurance when renting your home if you want the contents to be insured against damage and loss. Contents insurance is designed to cover and protect all the items that belong to you and keep in your rented property. Policies vary, so read yours carefully before buying and remember, there are usually exclusions and excesses to pay.
Updating details on the Electoral Roll
The electoral register (sometimes called the ‘electoral roll’) lists the names and addresses of everyone who is registered to vote. To update your details, visit the website. You will need to do this if you want to be able to vote in elections.
Arranging mail redirection when giving notice to end the tenancy
To avoid missing important mail, you can arrange with the Post Office to redirect your mail to your new address. This means that you won’t miss any important documents and you will help prevent your personal details falling into the wrong hands and becoming a victim of fraud.
Arrange mail redirection
Your landlord or letting agent should take meter readings prior to you moving into the property. However, you should take your own readings on the date you sign your lease and are given your keys and at again at the end of your tenancy. You should ensure that your utility provider is given these readings to avoid being charged for energy you did not use.
To find out who your gas supplier is phone 08706081524 or go online.
Electricity supplier information can be provided by telephoning 03450 262 554