Moving home: Your checklist

When you're moving home, you have several responsibilities:

  • provide written notice at least 28 days before moving
  • organise and cover costs for moving your belongings and furniture
  • inform utility suppliers (gas, electricity, water, phone) about your move
  • update our Council Tax team about your move - more details on our Council Tax Change of Address page
  • secure contents insurance for your new home
  • notify our Electoral Registration team - see How to Register to Vote for guidance
  • arrange mail redirection via the Post Office at least 7 days before moving

Oxford City Council's commitments to new tenants

Before you move in, Oxford City Council ensures:

  • your Tenancy Management Officer will review the key points of your Tenancy Agreement with you
  • clearance of previous tenant's rubbish and personal items
  • that your home is safe and secure
  • refurbishment of your home to the Decent Homes Standard
  • information on your rent and any service charges
  • delivery of any Council-rented furniture to your new home

Contact the Tenancy Management Team

Address: Town Hall
St Aldate's

Telephone: 01865 249811

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