Dealing with Broadband & TV When Moving House


When moving house, it can seem like there are an endless number of things to consider and arrangements to make. Transferring your broadband and TV package to your new address is something that is all too easy to neglect – but don’t put it off for too long, as it might not be as complicated as you think.

How do I Transfer my Broadband & TV Package?

While different providers have different systems in place for making transfers, your first port of call should generally be your provider’s website. Many have an online portal where you can fill in the details of your move in a matter of minutes, and book a visit from an engineer to get set up at your new address. If you can’t arrange this online, usually all you need to do is give your provider a quick call.

You should aim to do this at least two weeks before you are scheduled to move house – although in most cases, the sooner you can let your provider know, the better.

How Much Does It Cost?

For the most part, transferring an existing broadband or TV package is entirely free, or subject only to a very small admin fee. You’re only likely to have to make any significant payment if your provider needs to install equipment, such as a satellite dish, at your new house. You’ll likely be given the option of upgrading your plan when you move, but this isn’t compulsory and most providers are happy to let you continue with your current one.

If all goes smoothly, transferring your broadband and TV package will take only a few minutes, but it’s still another thing to remember during a house move. If you’ve already got a lot on your plate, consider making use of a removals company, such as Gallagher’s Removals, to organise your move, leaving you free to tie up any loose ends.