There are loads of different energy suppliers but contact details for some of the popular ones are below. Most suppliers let you manage your account online account, and set up monthly direct debits. On the day you move in, take the meter readings and set up new accounts so you aren’t left with any charges from the previous tenants (See Top Tips for Moving In Day for help reading a meter)
On the day you move in, call your gas supplier with a meter reading and account and billing details can be sorted out. If there’s a pre-payment meter in the property, I can take four working days to get a new card.
Phone your water supplier before you move in, giving as much notice as possible. Anglian Water supply Colchester and much of the surrounding area, while Affinity Water supply Wivenhoe. If you’re an existing customer let them know your customer number so they can stop billing you for your previous address.
If your phone service is being supplied by British Telecom, you can arrange to reconnect an existing line on their website. If there isn’t an existing phone line, then you can head to their website for what you can do.You can use their website to set up accounts online. In some cases there might be a connection charge to pay, be sure to check their website for all the info