Apply to add, remove or change a property name

You can ask us to add or change a property name by completing the online form; from 1 April 2018 the cost for this is £100.  

Adding, removing or changing a house name - online form

How does the process work?

To change a property name can take up to eight weeks to complete. We make our own checks and consult with the Royal Mail postcode centre.

The Royal Mail will put your amended address details onto their database. However, it could take up to six months for other companies' databases to be updated.

We cannot register a new name if it is the same or similar to a name of another property in the area or if your house is part of a group of properties identified by a name i.e. you are number 2 The Cottages, The Street etc and part of 1-5 The Cottages, The Street etc.

You may have a name in addition to an existing number. However, the owner of the property is obliged to use the allocated number in their postal address and to display the number in a prominent position on the property so it is clearly visible from the road. 

Please do not make any changes to the address of your property until you have the address confirmed in writing by Waverley Borough Council.

If the start date of the name change is altered or cancelled, please inform us immediately.

Contact us

Email: housenamechanges@waverley.gov.uk

Page owner: Lindsay Goodman. Last updated: 29/03/2018 11:18