Puckdropper
That's how I thought the handoff would go
Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:44am

It'd be so easy, especially with the newer smart meters, to read the meter and change things over even if your new owner calls a week or two after the previous owner disconnected things.

I've thought about the house filling with gas explanation, but honestly I think that's MORE likely after charging the line with air and restarting the gas than it would be if you had left things alone. Changing from steady state is when bad things happen.

  • Glad some of if went well. Moving that's usually... - Erik_, Thu Aug 04 2022 4:17pm
    best that you can hope for. 6 hours unloading the truck doesn't seem too terrible depending on how much you have. We helped my friend move last summer with a whole bunch of people and it was a 12 hour deal. Not sure about gas. Our house only has an oil burner and water heater. We had to pay the previous... more
    • That's how I thought the handoff would go- Puckdropper, Sat Aug 06 2022 3:44am
      • That's a good point about turning it on and off. - Erik_, Tue Aug 09 2022 10:11am
        Maybe the previous owner lapsed on the bill and it was turned off because of back payments? Google seems to say that utilities should ideally stay active during transfer of ownership.
        • No, it's just the city seems to be cheap. - Puckdropper, Wed Aug 10 2022 2:27am
          They weren't paying for any more gas than they had to, so they shut it off when the owner called to take the utilities out of their name. I've noticed the streets here are similar... They keep adding layers of asphalt but never seem to scrape any off. (Why? That would cost money.) That means the... more
          • I forget exactly how ours went... - Erik_, Sun Aug 14 2022 12:19am
            But the previous owners didn't take it out of their name, we transferred the utilities to us when either we moved in or went under contract. I forget exactly when. Either way, there wasn't a point where one party wasn't still paying for the utilities during the purchase/transfer. Streets here are... more
            • That's how it should work - Puckdropper, Sat Aug 20 2022 2:14am
              We had a closing date set on a Monday, couldn't make it because of schedule and closed on the following Friday. By then, the utilities had all been shut off. They were supposed to be on, but the previous owner never changed the cut off date. Your taxes obviously aren't going to their stated purpose.... more
              • the utilities guy come out, turn the stuff off and then come back a week later to turn it back on. That's if they didn't push that bill on to you. Nashville seems like the happening place lately. I feel like I hear a lot of people moving to that area. Next place when/if I move will definitely... more
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