Utility accounts transfer l The Property Fox
Posted on 23rd June 2022
Utility accounts transfer
If you're moving into a new rental property, one of the many tasks you'll have to take care of is transferring your utility accounts - gas, electricity, water and so on.
It's not a difficult process, but there are a few things you need to know to make it as smooth and stress-free as possible.
In this blog post, we'll give you some advice on how to go about transferring your utility accounts.
We'll also explain what a utility accounts transfer is and who's responsible for carrying it out.
So read on for all the info you need!
What is a utility accounts transfer?
A utility accounts transfer is the process of moving your gas, electricity, water, and other utility accounts from one property to another.
It's usually carried out when you move house, but it can also be necessary if you're moving into a new rental property.
Why do I need to carry out a utility accounts transfer?
If you're moving into a new rental property, it's important to make sure that the utility accounts are transferred over from your old property.
This is because the bills for these services will usually be in the name of the previous tenant or owner, and you don't want to be left with any unexpected charges.
Who's responsible for carrying out a utility accounts transfer?
The responsibility for transferring your utility accounts usually falls to the landlord or letting agent.
However, it's always best to check with them beforehand to make sure. If you're unsure who to contact, your local council should be able to help.
How do I go about transferring my utility accounts?
The process of transferring your utility accounts is relatively simple. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
- Contact your local council and ask for the contact details of the relevant department responsible for utilities transfers.
- Once you have the contact details, give them a call, and explain that you need to transfer your utility accounts.
- They will ask for some information about your old and new properties, such as the addresses and date of move.
- They will then organise for someone from the relevant department to visit your old property to take a meter reading.
- Once they have the readings, they will pass them on to the relevant department at your new property.
- The department at your new property will then organise for the utility accounts to be transferred over.
It's important to note that the whole process can take a few weeks, so don't wait until the last minute to get started!
Hopefully this blog post has answered all your questions about transferring your utility accounts.
If you have any further queries, don't hesitate to get in touch.
And good luck with the move!
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