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Moving to Bournemouth

Are you thinking of moving to Bournemouth?

Why Bournemouth?

Bournemouth is a highly desirable place to live: a lively town close to the New Forest but with excellent transport links to many of the major cities.

Renowned for our beautiful beaches, open spaces, numerous attractions and exciting nightlife, Bournemouth is also one of the UK’s top holiday destinations.

Bournemouth is the first UK resort to win the three flag awards for the highest quality- blue flag for the beaches, green flag for the parks and open spaces and purple flag for its safe, clean and enjoyable night time experience.

How to move


There are numerous estate agents within the borough, as well as a weekly property list published in the Daily Echo|.

For information about stamp duty and exemptions, visit the Inland Revenue| website.

Private Renting and Social Accommodation:

For information on housing options, including:

  • Private rented
  • Social accommodation
  • Sheltered accommodation

Please visit our Housing| pages.


Essential moving information

Council Tax:

For information on council tax banding, please visit our Council Tax| pages.

For information on council tax valuations, please visit the Valuation Office| website.


To enquire about school admissions and regulations, please visit our Schools Information| pages.

For all other childcare, please visit out Childcare| pages.


Bournemouth Borough Council jobs are advertised on our Job| page.

The Daily Echo| also advertise vacancies in Bournemouth and the surrounding area.


Other useful links

For further information on your new address, please visit the Find My Nearest| pages. This includes details of councillors, local schools and voting.

For information on visiting Bournemouth, please visit the Tourism| site.

Benefits information| can be found here.

For all other council services, use our A-Z|.

Information on neighbouring towns can be found at:

Poole Borough Council Website|

Dorset For You|

For all other enquiries call 01202 451451 or email:|

Related Information


Postal Address Customer Services Centre,
St Stephens Road, Bournemouth, Dorset
Telephone 01202 451451
Minicom 01202 454974
Email Enquiries
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