How do I switch suppliers if I’m moving home?
Moving home is the perfect opportunity to find a better deal and switch supplier. You’ll need to give your current supplier notice though – ideally, at least two days before you move. Of course, you don’t have to change supplier if you’re happy with the deal you’ve got. If that’s the case, then you just need to tell your supplier where you’re moving to and the date of the move.
Whether or not you’re changing supplier, take a meter reading just before you leave your home and submit it to your existing supplier. This ensures you only pay for the energy you’ve used when your final bill for that property comes through.
Once you’ve moved, take a meter reading and give it to the energy provider who supplies your new home, so you only pay for what you use going forward. If you’ve decided to switch and haven’t carried your old tariff over, then you’ll automatically be put on the new supplier’s ‘default’ standard variable-rate tariff. These tend to be the most expensive tariffs, so it’s a good idea to make searching for a good energy deal a priority.