Settling on an apartment at the end of this week and have a query in regards to electricity. The builders agents handling the settlement have included this in an email: "Immediately after settlement you will be responsible for the connection of utilities to your apartment. Electricity is individually metered to your apartment. Please contact your preferred electricity provider to set up an account in your/your tenants name. You will need to provide them with your apartment address details. It is important that this is done to ensure that there is no interruption in service." I queried this with one of their agents and she replied, "Some of the reasons behind that is the fact that once the builder disconnects the power completely, it will cost extra to re-connect when the tenants move in. The other thing to consider is that, if you are planning to lease it out, when holding open for inspections there will not be power or lights for potential tenants when viewing the apartment. The decision is yours though." So, what do you guys do in a situation like this? (the period of connection could be as little as 1 day if the property gets tenanted quickly !!!) Any recommendations here, service providers, etc? Thanks for your help.