How to manage energy formalities when you move house


When you decide to move house and invest in a new property, you have to take care of some formalities with your previous home, and moving house can be a big headache. That’s why in this article we’re going to give you some tips on how to manage your paperwork when you move and how to save money by switching tariffs.

How do I change my gas supplier?

What a mess! First of all, find a house that you are willing to move into. Select everything you are going to take with you and what you are going to throw away, pack all your things and classify them, as well as hiring a reliable removal company… moving house can definitely become an odyssey. And if we add to this the energy procedures, things get even more complicated. However, there are certain procedures that cannot be avoided, such as the change of owner of the gas and electricity, especially the change of owner in a rented flat, as if you rent or sell your home to tenants without cancelling the supply, the owner of the contract will be liable in the event of non-payment of the bills. In addition, you can also get into trouble in case of an accident if the supply is mishandled. For the contract holder, you will have to call the supplier and provide the following information and documents:

● National Identity Card of the new contract holder.
Contact details (telephone, email, etc.).
● Exact postal address of the home where the supply is located.
Rental contract or title deed of the house that links the new owner to the property.
CUPS number (Universal Supply Point Code).
Details of the bank account for direct debit payments. If you would like more information on how to change the holder of your gas or electricity, you can consult the following article to follow the procedure step by step:


The electricity comparator

On the other hand, if we want to change the electricity tariff that has been contracted in our new home, we will also need to be the contract holder. But, which electricity tariff should we contract? In this case, we can use an electricity and gas comparator, as it is a tool that allows you to compare the tariffs of the different suppliers. In this way, users can easily see the price differences between them thanks to the electricity and gas comparator. Once we have checked which tariff we are interested in, we are ready to contact the supplier we have chosen to contract a new tariff. Experts say that the difference between the most expensive tariff and the cheapest can mean a saving of up to 200 euros a year. And if you add a series of energy-saving habits to the change of tariff, the reduction in costs can be much greater. If you are interested in finding out how to save energy in your new home, we invite you to read other articles so that you can continue learning about the subject.