Don’t leave your utility transfer until the last minute. Start about 2-3weeks before your moving day. Remember that it might take a few days for the paperwork to go through on the transfer for certain utility services. Leaving enough time will help the transfer go more smoothly.
Make a list of utility services.
Start the transfer by making a list of the utilities you currently use. List the utilities you have, which companies handle those services, and how much on average you pay per month to use those utilities. Leave enough space by each utility to jot down notes about the transfer details.
City of Seattle
- Water, Sewer, Trash.
Next Brick will contact the provider with a Utility Authorization Form to initiate the transfer from the owners to the tenants as soon as the lease is signed. Residents are responsible for contacting the provider with the necessary information to complete the account set-ups process.
- For Natural Gas Services,
Please contact PSE through the website or phone number to set up a new account.
Please call to set up your City Light account by calling (206) 684-3000 or use their online form http://www.seattle.gov/light/accounts/resa/. Please forward your confirmation by email to your property manager.
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Other Cities(Seattle not included)
- For Electricity and Natural Gas Services, please contact PSE through website or phone.
- For Waste Collection, please contact the local company, Waste Management, Republic Services, or Recology service in most areas.
- For Water and Sewer Service, the Next Brick team will contact the provider with a Utility Authorization Form to initiate the transfer from the owners to the tenants as soon as the lease is signed. Residents are responsible for contacting the provider with the necessary information to complete the account set-ups process.
Call to confirm activation.
Shortly before your move, call each utility service to confirm that your utilities will be transferred to your new home and confirm any appointments needed to turn on service. Have your notes with you when you make these calls in case there are any questions.
Check the fixtures and appliances in your new home
After all, utilities are connected, go through your new house and check to make sure everything is working correctly. Turn faucets, light switches, and appliances on and off and let Next Brick Team know immediately if anything is broken by submitting a work order through the tenant portal.