Re: Santa Ana Utility / never opened account
In Reply to: Re: Santa Ana Utility / never opened account posted by Kristine-CA on July 29, 2011 at 10:39 AM
: How did you hook up the toilet and sinks without water? Are they sitting there dry? How would your buyers be able to do a home inspection without the water on?
: It sounds like the utilities were transferred, but not actually shut off. You might need to check the city codes, because some cities do allow public utilities to automatically bill homeowners for minimum services, even if you aren't using them.
: Depending on the customs in your area, the escrow officer may well be making a demand of the utility company. Escrow companies are pretty familiar with utility companies, both public and private, and your prelim title report may indicate the utility company as something that needs to be cleared before closing.
There is no paper work or anything filed to connect with Santa Ana's Municipal Utilities.
I've had quite a few Escrows and I don't believe a singe escrow has had a utility issue ever considered. Especially since final utility bills are sent after close of escrow.
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