One of the first things to do when you arrive at your new home is to set up the utilities. This tends to happen when it is a newly built home or a house that has been empty for a long time. On the other hand, if it is a home that has had tenants until recently, the utilities have usually been kept on and you only have to change owner information. In any case, if you need to know what the requirements are for setting up your utilities, read on!
How to register for electricity and gas in a second-hand or new home?
The requirements for registering for electricity and gas are the same whether the property is new or old: you just have to provide the necessary information to complete the registration. First of all, it is necessary to indicate the personal details of the owner and the contact details. Another of the requirements for registering for electricity and gas is to indicate the CUPS number and the address of the property, as well as a proof of ownership of the property, such as a rental contract or the property deeds. It is also important to select the rate that you are contracting and the desired electrical power in the case of electricity, as well as the gas fee.
How much does it cost to sign up for electricity and gas?
Unlike what happens with the change of owner, utility set up is not completely free of charge. The cost, however, is not determined by the supplier with whom you are going to contract, but is a regulated procedure charged by the gas and electricity distributors themselves. The cost of electricity is determined by the electrical power; in other words, the higher the power, the higher the price. Something similar happens with natural gas: higher access fees are more expensive.
How long does the registration process usually take?
If the house you are going to move into does not have its electricity and gas utilities activated, you should try to start the registration process as soon as possible, as the process is not immediate. In this regard, you can’t wait until you move into your new home to register for electricity and gas because you will find that the utilities won’t be activated for several days. Currently, it is estimated that it takes between 5 and 7 working days to register for electricity and gas. In order to carry out the procedure, a technician will go to a home on an agreed date and time to start the connection; and once the work has been completed, all you have to do is wait for the corresponding distribution company to activate the supply. For more information on energy rates, don’t miss this article.