& Gas Accounts in NYCI have been asked by my purchaser of a condominium unit in
New York City how to switch the electricity from the seller’s
account to their own account? How is this done and is
the purchaser responsible for the seller’s unpaid bills?Once the closing date is established, the purchaser should contact
Con Edison to inform them that the account should be switched to
the purchaser’s name on the scheduled closing date. Con Edison
may ask for documentation which will indicate that there will be
a new owner of the unit. The purchaser will establish a new account
with Con Edison and a final electric bill will be sent to the seller.
The purchaser will not be responsible for the seller’s balance.
It is also prudent for the seller to contact Con Edison so as to verify
that the account was switched over to the purchaser’s name.
If gas is metered separately in the condominium, then the same
procedure will apply for switc…