How to set up mail forwarding

Moving out of a rental property involves a myriad of tasks, and ensuring that your mail follows you to your new address is crucial. One of the most reliable ways to manage this is through a mail forwarding service, such as the one offered by Royal Mail. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to set it up:

  1. Visit the Royal Mail Website: Navigate to the Royal Mail's official website and look for their mail redirection service.

  2. Create an Account: If you don't already have an account, you'll need to create one. This usually involves providing an email address and creating a password.

  3. Provide Personal Details: You'll be asked to provide the names and dates of birth for everyone in the household who needs their mail redirected.

  4. Old and New Addresses: Input the address and postcode of both your old and new addresses. Make sure this information is accurate to ensure smooth mail transition.

  5. Choose Duration: Royal Mail allows you to choose how long you want the mail forwarding service to last. This can range from a few weeks to several months, depending on your needs.

  6. Payment: There is a fee for this service, which will vary depending on the duration and the number of people in your household. Complete the payment process to activate the service.

  7. Confirmation: Once payment is complete, you'll receive a confirmation, usually via email, that your mail forwarding service has been activated.

  8. Security Measures: Royal Mail takes security seriously. They may require additional verification to ensure you are the rightful owner of both the old and new addresses.

  9. Start Date: The service will commence from the start date you specified during the setup process. Make sure this aligns with your moving date to avoid any mail gaps.

By setting up a mail forwarding service, you ensure that important documents, bills, and other mail items reach you at your new address. It's a simple yet effective way to manage your mail during the transition period.