May 13, 2021 at 3:51pm | Melanie Wood

Schedule your utilities to end.

This is one of those annoying tasks that no one thinks about doing ahead of time, but is crucial, as you don’t want to forget and end up paying the buyer’s electricity bill for the first month.  So call now to let the utility companies know that you’re moving. Ask to have all utilities taken out of your name on the day of closing.   Generally in Anne Arundel County, you’ll call Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) for the electricity and gas service.  You’ll also want to call your TV and internet provider as well.   If you’re selling a single-family house the title company will arrange for the water bill to be taken out of your name. Have all of the utilities stop on the day of closing. If you have a security system, schedule it to be shut off the day before closing. If you’re moving to a new home, transfer the utilities to your new home instead of canceling them. 
Power & Gas                              BGE  1-800-685-0123
Cable, Phone & Internet    Verizon 1-800-VERIZON
                                                            Xfinity  1-800-934-6489


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