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    • DippyHippy86
    • By DippyHippy86 12th Jul 18, 11:10 AM
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    What bills do you pay upfront when moving into new home?
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    • 12th Jul 18, 11:10 AM
    What bills do you pay upfront when moving into new home? 12th Jul 18 at 11:10 AM
    Title is self explanatory really but it would be nice to know if you have to pay double, a month in advance etc.

    Cheers :-)
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    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 12th Jul 18, 11:15 AM
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    I don't think it's that easy. More to do with the company you choose to use (or inherit).
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    • By DippyHippy86 12th Jul 18, 11:20 AM
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    I don't think it's that easy. More to do with the company you choose to use (or inherit).
    Originally posted by Carrot007
    I understand with utilities :-)

    I was just wondering for bills like council tax, tv licencing etc
    • sal_III
    • By sal_III 12th Jul 18, 11:23 AM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 11:23 AM
    I don't pay bills upfront and the first time I do when moving to a new property is to take meter readings and switch to a supplier of my choosing, often using the "move home" feature of my supplier in the old property.
    • Carrot007
    • By Carrot007 12th Jul 18, 11:26 AM
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    I understand with utilities :-)
    Originally posted by DippyHippy86

    It can be more than that, some companies like in advance, some in arrears. This can be for anything.


    If you can stay with the same in the move then not much should change. It's when you change you may go to the opposite method.





    I was just wondering for bills like council tax, tv licencing etc
    Originally posted by DippyHippy86

    Well couincil tax you will have probably paid a month upfront already. however if you move within the same area they will just transfer the DD with maybe a once off catchup if you go up bands.


    TV again can juts be transfered.


    But of course that assume you are stopping paying for the previous property ;-)
    • sal_III
    • By sal_III 12th Jul 18, 11:27 AM
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    I understand with utilities :-)

    I was just wondering for bills like council tax, tv licencing etc
    Originally posted by DippyHippy86
    Council tax depends on the council and whether your old place was in the same council.

    TV licensing is transferable from your old address to the new, so nothing to pay there.
    • kingstreet
    • By kingstreet 12th Jul 18, 11:34 AM
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    Let or purchase?

    If the latter, with a mortgage, you may find you pay a larger first mortgage payment due to accrued interest (interest from the day you complete to the end of that month) plus a regular month's payment.

    This can be reduced by completing towards the end of the month. Your conveyancer will explain this further.
    I am a mortgage broker. You should note that this site doesn't check my status as a Mortgage Adviser, so you need to take my word for it. This signature is here as I follow MSE's Mortgage Adviser Code of Conduct. Any posts on here are for information and discussion purposes only and shouldn't be seen as financial advice. Please do not send PMs asking for one-to-one-advice, or representation.
    • DippyHippy86
    • By DippyHippy86 12th Jul 18, 11:40 AM
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    • 12th Jul 18, 11:40 AM
    Thanks everyone :-)

    I am moving out from my in-laws & purchasing a property so some bills I haven't paid for over a year as they have them covered - why I was curious as it has been a while! Lol!
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