As a landlord you’ll need to transfer the utility bills into Landlord accounts with companies like Center Point and Xcel. That way the city won’t shut the gas or electrical off once the residents move out, which they WILL do, even in the middle of winter! Note* We recommend calling and setting this up once we list the property..
Your water and sewer utilities are usually through the city. You have a couple options here, but it all depends on what the city is willing to do. Some cities will allow you to switch the bill name into the tenants, while most others mandate the bill stay in the property owner’s name. We recommend a hybrid version of this. Keep the bill in your name and request a copy of the bill to be sent to us, the property managers, and another copy sent to the tenants. The tenants will be assessed the water and sewer bill for each month/quarter in hindsight, but you’ll be responsible for paying it each month/quarter. Note* If the water and sewer bill doesn’t get paid, the city can put a lien on your property through taxes, which is why we recommend this hybrid version.
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