Information for moving out of Southampton

Moving out of Southampton

Information for residents moving out of Southampton

We’re sorry to see you go but we wish you luck in your exciting adventure to your new home in a new place!

This page is a checklist of things you need to do before you head off to another area. We’ve included links to help you settle into your new home which will open in a new tab so this list remains open for you.

1 Tell us you've moved 

One of the most important things you need to do as soon as you move out of Southampton is to tell us you’re moving. We can then send you a closing bill, or a refund, for Council Tax. Don't forget it’s your responsibility to re-register to vote at your new address and to tell us about this change in your circumstances for benefits where relevant.

2 Bins and recycling 

It's worth planning where all your furniture will go a few weeks in advance of your move and disposing of any items you don't want to take with you. You can get rid of items at the nearest recycling centre or book in a bulky waste collection for things like mattreses or sofas.

3 Schools and admissions 

The process for applying for a new school place largely depends on where you’re moving to as each school have a different policy on joining throughout the school year. Check the deadlines and criteria of your preferred schools but more importantly, keep your child enrolled in their current school until you’ve secured them a new school place in case something happens with your move.

4 Your car and parking permit 

If you have one don’t forget to cancel your parking permits otherwise the future tenants of your house won’t be able to register for one.

5 Utilities, banking and post 

Switching or cancelling your utility bills can sometimes be as confusing as getting them in the first place. Don't forget to delete your old address from all online retailers (such as Amazon). There's nothing worse than realising your package has been delivered to an old address.

6 Other council services 

There are lots of other things you might not have accounted for so make sure you don’t get caught out at the last minute.

7 Staying in touch 

Stay up to date with all the latest news and information from Southampton so you can see what your missing after moving out.