Importance of Third Party Notice
When electric service is disconnected on a rental property for non-payment, there can be consequences for both the property manager and/or owner as well as the tenant involved. The Third Party Notice is a document signed by both parties. If a disconnection letter is mailed, both parties will receive a copy. This allows the property manager and/or owner to be notified when their property is in jeopardy of being disconnected.Third Party Notice Form
- Third Party Notice form: MVEC recommends property managers and/or owners have their tenants complete this form before keys are issued. The form must be signed by both resident and property manager to be valid. It is important because it is a signed document by both the landlord and renter. If a disconnection letter is mailed, both parties receive a copy. This allows the property manager and/or owner to be notified when their property is in jeopardy of disconnection.
- Account Set Up: If property is occupied, please ensure your tenants have contacted MVEC to set up an account in their name. Account set up fees apply.
- Transfer Service: Property managers and/or owners can avoid unnecessary disconnections by contacting MVEC to transfer service back to the owner. A lease is a binding contract between property owner and tenant, but does not involve MVEC. When a tenant takes service out of their name, someone has to put service back into their name as of the same date. There can not be a lapse in coverage.
- If service is disconnected, a reconnection fee will be applied to the account set up in either the property managers, owner’s name and/or the tenant’s name.
- Participation in Energy Wise Programs: MVEC members, who are renters, must have the owner of the property agree to the general terms of the Energy Wise programs prior to any installation.