When dealing with the financial and legal aspects of buying a home, it might be easy to forget mundane details like making sure the lights (and other utilities) are on when you move in. To protect your interests, I'm writing to remind you to notify all the relevant utility companies that you'll be taking over responsibility for the utilities at your new residence and would like to set up new accounts that take effect as of the closing date. As well, don't forget to notify all the utility companies serving your soon-to-be former residence that you're moving and would like your accounts to be cancelled as of the closing date.
Some service providers may require a few weeks notice to hook up new services, so contact them early to avoid any gaps in service when you take possession. If you're thinking of arranging for new installations at your new home, I recommend you NOT schedule these for the day you take possession, as the seller has the legal right to occupy the property until 5:59 p.m.
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I hope this information ensures your home is comfortable, cozy and bright from the first day you cross the threshold. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact my office by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 519-824-7100.
Mark F. Graham
Mark F. Graham
Barrister, Solicitor, Public Notary
Mark Graham Law Office Professional Corporation