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Hi all,
Here is my question:
I moved in an apartment in February and still have never received an electricity bill.
Since I took over rent from previous tenant, the first month and half I paid to him as he received the bill and we did an agreement.
But since then I never got anything.

My doubt is: should have I had to register/notify somewhere?

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FT
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Hi all,
Here is my question:
I moved in an apartment in February and still have never received an electricity bill.
Since I took over rent from previous tenant, the first month and half I paid to him as he received the bill and we did an agreement.
But since then I never got anything.

My doubt is: should have I had to register/notify somewhere?

thanks all,
FT
Does your contract mention anything about electricity?

In our case we pay monthly to the landlord and only once a year see a calculation to settle differences.
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Thank-you for reply.
No, contract doesnt mention and previous tenant had bill with BKW.
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The outgoing tenant has probably failed to notify the BKW of his/her departure.
You should contact the company and register.
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But if he didn't notify the company doesn't this mean he would have kept receivinG bills?
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But if he didn't notify the company doesn't this mean he would have kept receivinG bills?
No idea but you should have registered anyway
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No idea but you should have registered anyway

Thanks.
Do you know procedure?
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Do you know procedure?
Call the number on the copy of the bill and ask them how to register. If you know the provider, just go to the website and there should be a registration process for this.

When I moved to where I live now, I just registered, didnīt have a contract number but they could allocate that by the apartment number and address
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Call the number on the copy of the bill and ask them how to register. If you know the provider, just go to the website and there should be a registration process for this.

When I moved to where I live now, I just registered, didnīt have a contract number but they could allocate that by the apartment number and address


Many thanks.
I've never received a bill so not sure which number you referring to.
I think was BWK so will look on website how to register
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https://www.bkw.ch/en/seite/contact/

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Many thanks.
I've never received a bill so not sure which number you referring to.
I think was BWK so will look on website how to register
The previous tenant didnīt give you a copy when he/she asked you to pay?
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The previous tenant didnīt give you a copy when he/she asked you to pay?
Yes he did.
I didn't understand at beginning but now I understood the number was referred to the service provider so I have that number.

Let's hope won't be a big fine...
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But if he didn't notify the company doesn't this mean he would have kept receivinG bills?
Yes and no. BKW would keep sending the bills to the address known to them, but the postman sees no letterbox with the name so they may be considered undeliverable. Which may well cause problems for the previous renter.

But yes OP, notify BKW. Next time remember to have the counter read (can perhaps be done remotely these days), they're usually somewhere in the basement.
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Re. electricity the landlord registers the change of tenant.
I have never registered with them when moving ..... yet always got the bills
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Re. electricity the landlord registers the change of tenant.
I have never registered with them when moving ..... yet always got the bills
thanks!!
more or less after how many months u started getting bills?
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thanks!!
more or less after how many months u started getting bills?
With BKW you should get 4 per year. 3 pre-payements and one final bill after meter reading. https://www.bkw.ch/privatkunden/kund.../die-rechnung/
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thanks!!
more or less after how many months u started getting bills?
I get mine every three months. Depending on the moving date the first one was for a shorter period. That's canton Zurich though.

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With BKW you should get 4 per year. 3 pre-payements and one final bill after meter reading. https://www.bkw.ch/privatkunden/kund.../die-rechnung/
We get ours 4 times a year but retrospectively, meaning I pay what I actually already used. (But I'm not with BKW = not in Bern).
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