The PUD strongly urges all landlords (property owners or property managers) to have a signed Landlord Agreement on file with the utility that will keep electric service from being disconnected during the time when a tenant moves out and another one moves in.
A Landlord Agreement with the utility authorizes the utility to keep service left on between tenants, and that the landlord, owner or property manager agrees to pay for the electric usage during this interim time period. An account processing charge will not be assessed to the landlord, owner or property manager between tenants when a Landlord Agreement is on file.
To be eligible for a Landlord Agreement, the landlord, owner or property manager must have and maintain a good credit rating. The agreement will become null and void should any account in the name of the landlord, owner or property manager become past due, a good credit rating is not maintained; upon notification from the landlord/owner or property manager when a property is sold; or by any other written notice.
Other provisions of the Landlord Agreement are outlined in Section 7 (Rentals) of the PUD’s Customer Service Policies.