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This Change of Address Letter can be used to notify people or organisations of a change of address. This letter may be sent prior to a move, specifying the date after which the sender will be at the new address. It may also be sent after the sender has moved to the new address. This letter also allows the sender to request confirmation of receipt of the notice of change of address.
This document can be used for both residential (e.g. moving home) and business (e.g. change of business premises, change of registered office, etc.) changes of address.
This Change of Address Letter provides a quick and simple way to notify any person or organisation who needs to be informed about the change.
(I) Residential Change of Address
This letter may be sent to friends and family in order to inform them of a change of address and/or to any of the following:
Other organisations who must be informed of a residential change of address:
DVLA: In order to change an address on a Driving Licence, the person must inform the DVLA. Information on the procedure is provided on the UK government's website.
HMRC: In order to change an address for National Insurance and Tax purposes, the person must inform HMRC. Information on the procedure is provided on the UK government's website.
Royal Mail: In order to inform the Royal Mail of a change of address, an official Royal Mail redirection needs to be set up. This can be arranged on the Royal Mail website.
Electoral Register: In order to change an address on the electoral register, a person must re-register to vote on the UK Government's website.
N.B. It is not necessary to inform the Passport Office of a change of address.
(II) Business Change of Address
This letter may be sent to customers and/or clients and suppliers such as the following organisations:
Other organisations who must be informed of a business change of address:
Companies House: For limited companies or LLPs, the company or partnership must inform Companies House of any change of registered address. Information on the procedure is provided on the UK government's Companies House website.
Royal Mail: In order to inform the Royal Mail of a business change of address, an official Royal Mail Business Redirection needs to be set up. This can be arranged on the Royal Mail website for business customers.
How to use the document?
This document should be completed in full, printed and signed. The sender of this Change of Address Letter may wish to keep a copy for their records. The document should then be sent by mail and/or email to the recipient.
There is no law applicable to this document. It is simply a letter to notify persons or organisations of a change of address. However in some cases, for instance if the sender is a company director, they may wish to consider whether a particular method of notification is required for certain organisations (e.g. Companies House).
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