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Landlords face £1,000 fine if they forget one simple thing

HOMEOWNERS could face fines of up to £1,000 for not changing addresses when moving.

Britons who forget to update their addresses for many services and accounts may even see bills run into the thousands.

A simple mistake can get you severely fined

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A simple mistake can get you severely finedCredit: Getty

Newcomers are being warned to update their accounts with their new address.

Things like your internet provider and driver’s license are easy to forget – but can cause a host of problems, experts say.

And some mistakes – like not updating auto insurance – can land you a £1,000 fine.

Word study Barratt London It is estimated it could cost homeowners up to £10,000 if they don’t change addresses with utilities and insurance when the bill is paid.

A spokesman said: “When you move house, you face the painful task of updating everything with your new address.

“This will include your bank card, license, GP and hey, even your Amazon account.

“It’s best to make a list of all the most important details that you have to keep up to date to avoid any problems later down the line.

“These issues can even lead to unwanted fines, especially when you don’t update important information like your auto insurance information.

“How much you pay for car insurance is affected by where you live.

“When moving house you must update your DVLA as well as your insurance provider or you could be fined up to £1,000!”

The spokesperson added: “Be sure to talk to your gas, electricity, water and internet providers to let them know you’re moving so you can settle any final payments on the current property. property and start paying the right amount for your new property.”

Leaving your old address on bills and accounts could cost you £1,000 back

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Leaving your old address on bills and accounts could cost you £1,000 backCredit: Getty

https://www.thesun.co.uk/money/17532429/homeowners-face-fine-forget-update/ Landlords face £1,000 fine if they forget one simple thing

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