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Cancelling electricity contract when moving

I moved out of Zurich city in October. I received a bill from the EWZ (Zurich Electricity) for the year 2006.12 - 2007.12.

I called them up and told them that I had moved in October and they told me that I did not cancel my service contract. I assumed that everything would be automated, it being such an organised system.

Well, you know what they say about assumption.

I am going to pay it and have now asked them to cancel the contract.

So, for those who are moving, be sure to cancel your electricity contract with your supplier.
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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

I moved house in the summer to a all inclusive in rent flat. I had to go on to the webb site and filled out a form, until then they kept billing me.

I also did not cancel I thought it would all be handled by the old landlord.

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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

I was told that we would not be responsible for canceling the electric & cable contracts and that the agency would have them transfered to the new tenant....
I guess I'm going to have to make sure of this!
thanks for the tip.
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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

you can cancel EWZ electronically; I did IIRC. Also the management of the apartments should be on the ball too (of course this does depend).

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet...gswechsel.html
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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

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you can cancel EWZ electronically; I did IIRC. Also the management of the apartments should be on the ball too (of course this does depend).

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet...gswechsel.html
Lob's link doesn't work anymore, so I thought it'd be useful to post a current one.

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/ewz/de/i...-services.html

http://www.ekz.ch/internet/ekz/de/pr...nst/umzug.html

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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

You can call on the number : 058 319 47 00 for requesting cancellation.

While Cancelling Contract with EWZ, You will also have to provide the New Address where they can send the final bill.
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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

Hi,

Yes. Its true that before moving out you need to close the contact.
You can call on the number : 058 319 47 00 for requesting cancellation.

In case you are moving out of Switzerland permanently then you can provide address of your friend where they can send final bill.

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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

Hi,

thanks for this post, just what I was looking for. But how far in advance to we need to notify them? Thanks
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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

To avoid creating yet another thread about moving and electricity I'm asking here - apologies if this relatively basic question is answered elsewhere, but I couldn't find much.

I'm moving from the city of Zurich to Opfikon (Glattpark), from one rented apartment to another rented apartment. It seems I need to cancel my contract with Ewz when I move out, which I know how to do.

But what do I actually have to do to get electricity at my new apartment? How can I find what companies operate there - or is it one per city and that's it?

I found EnergieOpfikon, which is also mentioned in the Opfikon Stadt website, so is that the company I need to contact and say "please give me electricity"?

Thanks!
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Old 23.10.2013, 18:39
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Re: Cancelling electricity contract when moving

Usually the landlord informs the electricity company before you move in. Check on the handover and read the meter together on the hand over.

Check you are on a suitable tariff, mine put me on the most expensive!
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