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How to transfer utilities to your name when moving to Roanoke County

Monday, March 14, 2022   /   by Joe Johnson

How to transfer utilities to your name when moving to Roanoke County

How to transfer utilities to your name when moving

The best time to transfer utilities into your name when buying a home will be about a week before closing.  By that time, the seller likely will have notified the utilities that they are moving and have requested a final bill.  This should make the process much easier.

How Do I Transfer Utilities Into My Name?

It isn’t difficult to transfer utilities into your name provided that service has not been stopped. You are going to have the easiest time when you are transferring your service from one location to another.  If you have to set up completely new accounts, it may take a while longer.

Can I Set Up Utilities Before Closing?

Of course!  And you should!  While you have many responsibilities before closing and you might be really busy, you don’t want to forget to change the utilities over to your name.  You don’t want to start the process of transferring the utilities before you have made it through your inspection notice.  Why?  Well, what happens if you and the seller don’t agree and the house goes back to market?  Now you have to take the utilities out of your name and transfer them again.  It’s best to wait until you have a high degree of confidence that you will be in that home.

What Utilities Should I Transfer When Buying A New Home

Depending on where you live, there will be differences in what utilities go with the house and those that you have to change.  Usually, you are going to want to transfer the electricity, natural gas, and water.

Appalachian Power
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (800) 956-4237
Link: https://www.appalachianpower.com
Electricity service provider
Roanoke Gas Company
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 777-4427
Link: http://www.roanokegas.com/
Natural gas provider
Roanoke Valley Resource Authority
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 857-5050
Link: http://www.rvra.net/
Solid waste disposal service provider
Western Virginia Water Authority
Roanoke, VA 24018
Phone: (540) 853-5700
Link: http://www.westernvawater.org
Water and sewer service provider
Reiner Realty
Rene Reiner
2923 Brambleton Ave. SW
Roanoke, VA 24015
Joel Balsley
Licensed in VA
Office #: 540-278-1430
Mobile #: 540-597-8877
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