When do I need to arrange for gas, water, and electricity in my new house?

While moving house, you need to arrange a lot of matters that we think of as self-evident. Take gas, water, and electricity: we take it for granted that we can cook, shower, turn on the light whenever we want. Yet, all these matters need to be taken care of with a removal. When an how to go about it you can read here.

Arrange it as early as possible

Whether or not you want to change your energy supplier; you had better arrange for the removal of your gas and electricity as early as possible. With most suppliers, this can be arranged three months in advance. If that is no longer possible, then two weeks in advance it the latest you can notify them of your removal. Do you want a new energy supplier? Take the 1-month term of notice into account.

 

A new gas and energy supplier or not?

It can never hurt to have a look around and see what it might bring you if you switch gas and or energy suppliers. A removal is a good time to do this. You can compare suppliers and their prices on several websites. Sometimes it is cheaper to get different suppliers for your gas and your electricity; it is worth looking at. Often these websites offer removal services. Do not forget to check the websites of the suppliers, they also often offer attractive discounts or gifts when signing a new contract. Mind you: with opting out of a contract before the end date, your energy supplier may ask for a reimbursement of charge you a fine. Some suppliers are willing to pay these for you if you sign a new contract with them.

 

Arranging your energy matters

Have you notified your current supplier(s) of your removal, or have you signed a new contract for the new house? Then you will only need to provide the numbers of the amount of gas and electricity you have used. Note these numbers down of both your old house and your new house on the day you hand over your keys of the old house and the day you receive the keys of your new house, preferably with the new owner or renter. Give these numbers to the supplier within 15 days of your removal date. You will then receive a final receipt of your old address within weeks, and a quote for the new house by mail.

 

Arranging water matters

You do not have to give much thought to arranging water for your house, since there is nothing to choose. There always is only one supplier for each region. Are you moving within your region, you can notify your supplier online. When you move house to a different region, you need to notify your old supplier and notify the new supplier. You need to note down the numbers of the amount of water used here as well. Note these numbers down of both your old house and your new house on the day you hand over your keys of the old house and the day you receive the keys of your new house, preferably with the new owner or renter. Based on these numbers you will receive a final receipt and a quote for the new house by mail.

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