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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I suspect that the untility will be filing charges against the old owners.

Nov 24, 2019 10:54 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

My guess would be - Sellers responsibility.

Jul 13, 2018 09:37 PM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar


Jul 12, 2018 11:01 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

The buyer should now get it metered.

Feb 25, 2018 05:54 PM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

just looking back through some of the old Q and A's.  Just leaving a comment so you know i was here :)

Mar 06, 2016 06:37 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Certainly appears to me that this would be the sellers responsibility.  Contact an attorney.

Mar 04, 2015 03:02 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Contact the real estate attorney handling the closing and they can look at all the facts and make the most educated reply for you. 

Mar 04, 2015 12:51 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

The seller knew they did not have a meter and were not paying for electricity.  They should have disclosed it.

The home inspection report should have shown something.  Not necessarily a shout from the rooftops that there no meter, rather there may be a subtle comment such as "No meter present."

You'll have to hash out who is responsible, but it seems to me that the seller should be responsible for what they used.  Buyer should be responsible for the mete and electricity used starting at the time of ownership.

Mar 04, 2015 12:24 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

The seller and listing agent have a duty to report anything they are AWARE of..It is diffiult however to prove that someone was aware of something!

Mar 04, 2015 12:04 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Who is responsible depends on the method used to sell the home.

Some methods place all due diligence responsibilities on the buyer. The buyer may be obligated to pay for new meter and unpaid service as calculated by the utility.

I trust you got a great deal. 

I am certain the real estate professional you hired advised the same as well as any recourse available to you.


Mar 04, 2015 12:00 AM