Recovering from a fire
Recovering from a domestic fire may take a long time and some of the things you will have to do will be new to you. The following information should help you organise what you need to do.
Electricity, gas and water
If your electricity, gas or water supply was damaged in the fire or was disconnected following it, you should contact your supplier to arrange reconnection. You shouldn’t try to reconnect or turn on the supply yourself.
Replacement of valuable documents and records
If important personal documents are lost or damaged in your house fire, you will need to contact a range of organisations to get replacements. Use the list below to find out who you should contact about your:
Contact the DVA or use the link below to replace your licence online.
Bank books and credit cards
Contact your bank or the issuing company as soon as possible.
Contact your insurer as soon as possible.
Contact the UK or Irish passport services as soon as possible.
Birth, marriage and death certificates
Contact the General Register Office. These can be done online using the links below.
Contact either the court where the decree was issued or the Decree Absolute Service.
Benefits and social security payments
Contact the Department for Communities. Find the relevant benefit or entitlement in the A-Z listing below
Property titles or deeds
Contact the Land Registry.
Stocks and bonds
Contact the issuing company or your broker
Contact your solicitor.
Contact your doctor.
Income tax records
Contact the HMRC office where you filed your accounts or your own accountant.
Contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.