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How to redirect mail for free

If you’re moving home or have recently moved you will want to  to redirect your mail or update your address across all accounts. Updating your address or setting up a redirection will prevent you missing anything from companies and you stop your mail getting into the wrong hands.

You might be wondering: Can I redirect mail for free?

In this article we will explore if you can redirect your mail for free and any other options you may have, such as updating your address with everyone a the same time

Let’s jump straight in 😎 

How to redirect your mail

You can use Royal Mail redirection for 3, 6 or 12 months as a paid service. Instead of a redirection, you can also use SlothMove to update your addresses directly with your providers. 

Instead of redirecting your mail, instead, SlothMove will update your address with your companies directly so your mail goes to the right place. You may also wish to have a redirection as well, and you can select that in SlothMove’s journey.

Previously, you would either need to pay a monthly redirection fee or spend over 7 hours on the phone telling everyone you’ve moved.

SlothMove is a moving home platform in which you can tell all of your companies/institutions (such as Council, Water, Loyalty Cards, HMRC etc…) that you’re moving home. There, you can cover everything related to your home move such as getting there, reducing the cost of your energy and more.

How to redirect your mail for free

You can’t redirect your mail for free, but you can either pay to redirect your mail or update your address across all providers at the same time. Here’s how using SlothMove’s home set up service can help:

  • o Enter your information into SlothMove’s moving home platform below
  • o Enter your previous and new address
  • o Select who needs to know you’re moving home
  • o Click submit and your address will be updated with those companies and institutions 

The advantage of updating your address this way is that your companies will have your new address on their records. You can also close-down and cancel your services.  

SlothMove has two options, a free version and a plus version (for £20). The free version will update your address across lots of accounts and send you an email with links for the others. SlothMove Plus enables you to update your address across even more providers for the full hassle-free experience 😎 

Royal Mail Redirection

When moving home you may also wish to  set-up a Royal Mail redirection. This is a paid service based on 3, 6 or 12 months. This can be done within the UK, EU or internationally and can be done for both businesses and personal use.

To get your mail redirection set-up you can complete our moving home platform and we’ll help you get it set-up. We can also update your addresses too.

How much does it cost to redirect mail?

If you’re wondering how much it costs to redirect mail you might be pleasantly surprised. When you move home with SlothMove it doesn’t cost anything to redirect your mail. We will update your address with all of your businesses and institutions. It’s free, simple and takes around 5 minutes to complete.

You can also organise a mail redirection with Royal Mail if you would like a paid option. Below is the Royal Mail redirection pricing table for 2021 for UK addresses:

LengthCostAdd Additional
3 Months
£33.99
£8
6 Months
£46.99
£9
12 Months
£66.99
£10

In both cases, we can help get you setup

How to redirect my mail to another address?

How to redirect my mail to another address?

With SlothMove’s new moving home technology you don’t need to redirect you mail for free because you can update your address with those companies directly. You can update your address across your accounts. Here’s how it works:

  • o Head over to SlothMove’s moving home platform
  • o Enter your info such as previous and new address
  • o Select who you’d like to tell that you’re moving home
  • o Click submit – and that’s you all done
  • o SlothMove will update your addresses and let you know about any next steps

And it’s that simple. It’s simple to use and takes just under 5 minutes. 

What documents do I need to redirect my mail?

What documents do I need to redirect my mail? ​

You actually don’t require any documents to redirect your mail. With SlothMove’s online change of address service you just need to provide some key information such as your previous and new address, amongst other things. There is no need to get your passport or any other information if you’re wondering how to redirect mail. You will need:

  • o Your name, previous address and new address
  • o Contact information
  • o Who you’d like to update your address with
  • o Supporting info if available such as TV Licencing number, meter reads etc…
 
Setting-up a redirection is worth doing. Some reports suggest that the average person moves every 23 years. Whilst some move much more frequently than that, given the number of addresses we may have a presence at we should carry our ‘digital self’ with us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much to redirect mail?

With SlothMove’s new moving home technology it’s actually free to redirect your mail. Simply complete our online change of address form and we take care of the rest for you. So, how much to redirect mail? Nothing with our online change of address service.

Can you redirect mail for free?

It’s 2021 and you can now redirect your mail for free with SlothMove’s online change of address service. Select who needs to know you’re moving home and SlothMove’s technology will update your address for you – for free.

How to redirect someone else's mail?

It is not possible to redirect someone else’s mail. The individual themselves would need to change their address with their companies, SlothMove or Royal Mail. If you are an occupier and are receiving someone else’s mail, you can refuse the mail as it is posted. If you miss the postman/postwoman you can write “return to sender” on the envelope give it back.

Can you redirect mail free of charge UK?

From 2020 you can redirect you mail for free by using SlothMove’s online change of address technology. It takes around 5 minutes to complete and can be done at any time.

How to redirect mail UK​

How to redirect mail UK

Following this article you should have a clear understanding of how to redirect mail when moving. We have covered that there is no longer a need to pay to have your mail re-directed owing to SlothMove’s new tech. Our moving home platform can help you update your address across all of your accounts and no cost. We can also help you set-up a Royal Mail redirection if you prefer.