Tenants put the electricity bills in their name and are responsible for payments directly. It is stated clearly in the lease agreement. We verify with tenants each time making sure that they have done so successfully. Tenants can call the electricity provider PSE in most areas, and Seattle City Lights in Seattle/Shoreline area.
We also assist tenants with utility billing set up as part of our tenant's onboarding process making sure that they are well informed with the necessary steps for success transferring/setting up the billings.