The home comforts that we all love are brought to us by a range of utility service providers. But there are often so many it is easy to forget at least one when moving house. By following our easy steps it should be a doddle organizing Water Connections when moving home
Moving home is stressful enough, but you don’t want to forget about your water connections! Follow these simple steps to ensure your move is as smooth as possible:
When you move home, it is important to organize a meter reading so that you are not charged for the previous tenant’s water usage. Ensure you call the relevant water company at least 48 hours before you move into the home. If you are buying a home, your agent will organize this for you.
You will have to fill out a moving out application when you move out of your current home, this will ensure your meter is read so that your final account can be calculated.
Reading your water meter
How much does it cost to get my water connected?
You don’t have to pay anything to get your water connected. If you are renting, you only need to pay for your usage. If you are a home owner, you will also need to pay for service to property charges on top of your usage.
Who is my water supplier?
If you are moving into a new property you will need to find out who your water supplier is. If you are moving into a rented property, the previous tenants, landlord or management agency should be able to inform you who supplies water and sewerage to the property. Unlike other utilities such as electricity and gas, you cannot choose or change your water supplier so it is simply a case of finding out who your supplier is, receiving your bill and setting up payment.
If you have bought a property and are unable to find out details of who supplies water to the property from either the past owner or the estate agent, then you can find out from the Consumer Council for Water website here