Just sold an IP and had a mild heart attack 2 days before the auction. Sharing here to hopefully save someone else from the same issue. Tenant was on a periodic lease so we gave them the 3 month notice to vacate as we wanted to repaint and stage etc. Campaign started a week after they moved out. Thursday before the auction, the agent took someone through for a private inspection and noticed that the power was out. Called me immediately and I signed up for a temporary account with AGL (16% discount, no cancellation fees) due to be connected on Friday. Head over Friday night and thankfully the power is back on just in time for Saturday's auction! Very lucky that someone requested a private inspection on the Thursday, otherwise by the time we would have found out (Saturday) we wouldn't have been able to do anything about it. Wasn't keen on spending thousands on repainting and staging only to have no electricity to light everything up!! Turns out that the tenant had cancelled their electricity account after receiving the notice to vacate, and had been using up the 'grace period' for the remainder of their stay. Found an unpaid electricity bill addressed to "The Occupier" in the mailbox. Agent is forwarding this on to the ex-tenant; I hope I will not have to pay it myself. So, lesson learned: next time I sell, I'll call Ausgrid, find out which retailer is currently supplying power to the property, and verify the account status with them before I even think about releasing the bond.