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Tell us about a change of address or tenancy

Whether you are moving into, within, or out of the Borough it’s important you let us know so we can so we can set up or update your Council Tax bill. 

If you are a landlord, letting agent or housing association please report a change of tenancy here.

Information you need before you start

Please make sure you have the following information to hand before you complete the online form:

If you are moving into the borough: 

  • Details of all the adults aged 18 years old or over who will be living at the property with you, including students. 
  • At least one telephone number so we can contact you if we need to.

If you are renting you will need to tell us your tenancy start date, the date you are moving in and whether the property is furnished or unfurnished.

If you are buying your property, you will need to tell us whether it is freehold or leasehold, your completion date and the date you moved in / plan to move in.

If you are moving within the borough:

  • Your last Council Tax bill (if you have one) – please make sure you use the details precisely as they appear on your bill when you complete the online form.
  • Details of all the adults aged 18 years old or over who will be living at the property with you, including students. 
  • At least one telephone number so we can contact you if we need to.

If you are renting you will need to tell us your tenancy start date, the date you are moving in and whether the property is furnished or unfurnished.

If you are buying your property, you will need to tell us whether it is freehold or leasehold, your completion date and the date you moved in / plan to move in.

If you are moving out of the borough:

  • Your last Council Tax bill – please make sure you use the details precisely as they appear on your bill when you complete the online form.
  • Your forwarding address.
  • Contact details for the new owner / tenant (if you have them).

Choosing the correct reporting option

It’s important that you choose the right reporting option to so that we can make sure you receive the correct Council Tax bill for your new address / correct closing bill if you are moving out. 

I am moving into the borough

Please use this option if you are new to the borough or will be paying for Council Tax for the first time, for example if you are moving out of your family home. You should also use this option if you have purchased a second property within the borough.

 I am moving into the Borough  

I am moving within the borough

Please use this option if you live within the borough, are already registered for Council Tax but are moving to a different property.

I am moving within the Borough

I am moving out of the borough

Please use this option if:
• you are moving out of Bedford Borough to an address in a different Council area
• you are moving out of a property in the borough to live with friends or family within Bedford Borough
• you are moving to a residential care home
• you have sold / are in the process of selling a second property in Bedford Borough

Please tell us you are moving out of the borough about a month before you move. Once you have told us you are moving out, you should receive your closing Council Tax bill within 10 working days.

I am moving out of the Borough

Come back to an incomplete change of address report

If for any reason you are unable to complete your change of address report at first attempt, you can save it and come back to it later.

Go back to an incomplete change of address report 

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