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Moving House Brighton - What do I need to do?

Written by Katie Cullen
Written by Katie Cullen
19th November 2017 (Last updated on Monday 19th November 2018)

Over the years, Compare My Move have helped thousands of people move in and out of Brighton and Hove, saving time and money when it is needed most. With this is mind, we’ve put together a quick and simple list to ensure you forget nothing when you’re moving into, out of, and around Brighton and Hove.

These are little admin tasks which turn into a hassle if you forget to do them. So, with a wealth of important information gleaned from the Brighton and Hove Council , we have you covered.

After all this administration comes the main task of decluttering, packing boxes and moving to your new house, so lets get into it.

Brighton and Hove Council Tax: What you need to do

Whether you’re moving into, out of, or within Brighton and Hove, you’ll need to let the council tax team of your plans.

You will need your Council Tax Number to do this which you can find on any of your council tax bills. The number will start with a 1 or a 2 and will be 10 digits long.

If you’re moving into the Brighton and Hove from outside the area, you can find the necessary information and form here.

If you’re moving out of the area, you still need to contact the council. You can do this by filling in the form found here.

Finally, even if you’re moving within Brighton and Hove and moving across the city, you’ll need to let the council know here as your tax band is likely to change.

Finally, to get an idea of the general costs of the different tax bands within the area, find the table below. Keep in mind that there are separate council tax costs for the areas of Rottingdean Parish, Hanover Crescent, Marine Square and Royal Crescent. So if you’re living in these areas, it’s likely you’ll end up paying more council tax than the rest of the city.


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 For absolutely everything you could ever want to know about council tax, read our council tax guide here!

Resident Parking Permits Explained

With Brighton and Hove being as busy and as popular as it is, the resident parking scheme throughout the area is of vital importance for an easy living experience. Let's have a look at what you need to do if you're moving out of or around the area, to ensure your resident parking permit doesn't cause you hassle after you move.

Moving out of Brighton and Hove?

If you are moving out of Brighton, then you MUST ensure you inform the council and give up your resident parking permit. You are not to keep the permit and park in that zone after you have moved.

All you need to do is:

  • Inform the Brighton and Hove Council of your intentions to leave.
  • Give up your resident parking permit
  • A refund will be issued for every full month left on the permit.

Moving around Brighton and Hove

If you are moving within Brighton and Hove, you still need to refer to the Brighton and Hove Council regarding parking permits.

Even if you are moving within the same parking zone, you need to:

  • Inform the Brighton and Hove Council
  • Fill out a ‘Change of Area’ form
  • Provide the Council with proof of your new address
  • Inform the Brighton and Hove Council
  • Fill out a ‘Waiting List’ application form.
  • Inform the Brighton and Hove Council
  • Give back the permit you currently have
  • Complete a ‘Change of Area’ form
  • Provide the Council with proof of your new address

Get to know Brighton and Hove

We hope you leave this article feeling well informed about the extra little bits of admin that might escape your plans for moving day. Being in the know is important ahead of your big move, so we think you might be interested in some insider tips on buying and renting in the Brighton and Hove area

In the article, we speak to a Brighton-based estate agent to get the ins and outs of living in Brighton and Hove. So if you're moving into the area, or even if you're already living there, get the low-down from an industry insider.

Compare My Move in Brighton and Hove

Whether you are moving within Brighton and Hove or you are moving across the UK or even internationally, a Brighton-based removal company will help. Compare My Move does all the work for you, connecting you with up to 6 local removal companies for removal quotes.

We only work with the very best removal professions across the country, and our partners in Brighton and Hove are no different. We have a strict verification process that means we will only ever recommend a removal company that will work to the highest standards.

We have a vast network of removal companies operating in Brighton and Hove that have the means to move you wherever you are going.

Be sure to compare costs using the Compare My Move Service to ensure you get the best possible deal on your home removal.

Happy moving!

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