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Your Complete Moving Guide Connecting Your New Home Chapter 6 Connecting Your New Home Moving into your brand new home or rental property means you’ll need to organise the connection of utilities. An important note to remember is that many service providers can offer discounts if you pay your bills on time, so be sure to keep up with payments to limit your expenses! Electricity Electricity is likely to be the most important utility you’ll want to have connected as soon as possible. Imagine opening the doors to your brand new home to move in some furniture to find that you can’t switch on the lights? Make a point to have electricity connected a couple of days before you start moving into your new home. Most electricity providers are quite happy to organise a connection date with you in advance, so speak to a company at least a week or two before you’re due to move in. If the property you’re moving into has recently been built, electricity could take a couple of weeks to be fully connected. To ensure there aren’t any holdups, make sure the property has a functioning electricity meter installed. Change Of Address Another extremely important service you’ll need to sort out is mail redirection. This can be done through Nz Post for a small fee. The service can run for a fixed period of time, usually 3-12 months, so you have time to update your change of address for banks, magazines and other organisations that send you mail. Brought to you by ljhooker.co.nz 15