Buyer Step by Step November 20, 2018

Step 18: Hook Up Your Utilities


This is one of those annoying tasks that no one thinks about doing ahead of time. It is crucial, especially if you want the TV and internet working the day you move in.

Call now to hook up your utilities!

Make sure to get the gas, electricity, water, and sewer changed into your name.

You’ll also want to call your TV and internet provider as soon as possible. Most likely, you’ll need to set up an appointment with them to come out and install the service. It can take weeks to get the appointment.

When buying in a condo building, check with the HOA President or Property Management Company to see if either cable or internet are included in your HOA fee. If not, find out if there is a certain provider you have to use or if you can use any provider you like.

If you’re buying a single-family house, arrange for trash service billing to be changed to your name. Have all of the utilities start on the day of closing.

Utility Info & Useful Phone Numbers