Property expert David Leake of Housesetc gives his top tips on sorting your broadband connection when moving home.
Moving home can be stressful enough, so decisions about broadband might be the last thing on your mind.
Before you move
Check what services are available at your new address. Broadband coverage varies, so even when it’s the same area never assume you’ll be able to get the same level of service. Speak to some providers to find out how much time they require for cancelling, moving and setting up new services.
If you have followed the internet service providers’ (ISPs) procedures you can expect services at your old address to be cancelled and the broadband to be set up at the new address on the day you move.
If you’re cancelling a service, ask the ISP whether they need the router back, otherwise they may charge. If not, you could reuse it as a wi-fi network extender.
After your move
During the initial week or so you might notice the speed fluctuating but it should eventually stabilise on what will likely be your final top speed.