Identify your current energy supplier
You should be able to find out who supplies energy from either the current tenants or the estate agent, but this is not always the case. If you are still unsure on who the supplier for your new property is, you can find out online using the gas supplier online service which can also help you find out your new gas meter number.
If you are still struggling to find out who your new gas supplier is. call the Meter Number Helpline on 08706 081524. (Charges may apply)
Alternatively, if you are unable to find out who your new electricity provider is, call your local electricity distribution company. Another way of finding this information out is on the Ofgem website.
Notify your energy provider
Contact your current suppliers and let them know that you are planning to move. You must give them at least 48hrs notice so it is best to let them know well in advance.
Some contracts may have an early exit fee depending on the energy contract type, check your current plan to see if it has an early exit fee. Talk to your energy suppliers about this as each supplier may treat these circumstances differently.
You do not have to decide immediately if you want your current supplier to set up another plan at your new property. We recommend you compare prices and deals to find the better energy deal for you by switching energy suppliers.
Lastly, you will need to make your new supplier aware of your new address to ensure a seamless billing process.
Locate your trip switch
It is essential to know where the trip switch for the property is, in the event of a power cut. The trip switch will normally be located near the fuse box, within 3m of your electricity meter.
Identify your MPAN and MPRN
MPAN is your Meter Point Administration Number and MPRN is your Meter Point Reference Number.
Your MPAN is specific to your property, is twenty-one digits long and can be found on your energy bill. It is sometimes known as a supply number but dont get this confused with your customer reference number. Your MPRN is specific to your property, is 6-10 digits long and can be found on your gas and energy bills.