Moving Home Enters the 21st Century

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Across the last 10 years we have seen phenomenal leaps in technology. We don’t have to look any further than companies we now use every day – Uber, Deliveroo, Tesla and so on. But, when it comes to moving home things have been relatively stagnant. Every time we move home it seems to be the same old process: we make around 25 phone calls, we spend hours letting everyone know we’ve moved home and we get stressed.


In fact, moving home is labelled as one of the most stressful activities you can do – right alongside divorce and redundancy.


Why does home moving need to change?

Strictly speaking, nothing needs to change. However, there is a lot of stuff that should change. Moving home is one of them. Moving home is one of the most administratively intensive tasks. Consider it: you need to repeat yourself around twenty times. You need to update your address across all accounts having the same conversation over and over again.


Then, you need to setup your new home. As we know, when moving home we need to setup:

  • Council Tax
  • Water & sewerage
  • Broadband
  • Energy


And you need to not only set those up, but also close down your previous accounts, This can be understandably time-consuming. So, what’s the solution?


Moving Home Technology

A new home setup service has emerged to solve this problem. Tech start-up SlothMove is an online & friendly home setup service that enables you to do absolutely everything with your home move in one place. Using new technology, SlothMove enables you to update your address across all of your accounts simultaneously. What’s more, SlothMove enables you to setup your gas, electricity, water, broadband, and council tax at the same time.


You can also let all of your previous suppliers know that you’ve home at the click of a button, saving literally hours of time. Once you complete the journey you also receive a gift for moving home; from a set of free cask ales to 3 months free tastecard the rewards are great and worth checking-out.


What’s next for moving home

We welcome new technologies in the home moving space and the hope is that we can continue to go from strength to strength. Anything that saves us time and money is always worth doing. If you’re looking at moving home and require a surveryor, we’d be pleased to help you get started. You can get started here. Cockrams Surveyors are fully independent chartered surveyors who are proud to act in your best interests and bare no ties to banks or estate agents.