Transfer Utilities In Your Name
While it’d be nice if the previous owner continued paying for the utilities, it’s highly unlikely. In fact, they’ll be notifying the utility companies that they’ll be moving. And if you don’t call the appropriate utility companies for the home you’re buying, you’ll probably be moving into a home without electricity and everything else you need.
So, about a week before the closing, you’ll want to notify all of the utility companies that service the home and let them know you’re buying it. They’ll transfer the bills into your name, starting on the day you’ll close on the home.
Once we get close to the closing date, we’ll give you the names and contact info for all of the utilities you’ll need to contact.