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Old 02-19-2016, 06:14 PM
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Hoping someone can guide us here. Actually, I am posting for my son. He is purchasing new construction home in Corpus. Went thru a realtor who worked with him to find the new construction. He got to pick out alot of what he wanted. About a week ago, the builder called and said he needed to contact the electric company to arrange for the electric as well as the installation of the meter. He thought it was odd, but builder told him it was his responsibility. No big deal, he arranged everything and it was suppose to be done today.

The builder called this afternoon and said it wasn't done- he called the electric company and they told him it was turned on.(It was turned on but no meter). He explained again, the meter needed to be installed, etc. Talked to a supervisor and he stated he just put the work order in this morning, it would be done in a few weeks. Settlement is March 3rd. Electric company said it would be done in time.

Besides being irritated (extremely irritated), he was ok with it. Later today the bank called to go over a few things. One of the things is the electric needs to be turned on for 10 days before settlement. The electric company is now closed until Monday.

ANy suggestions? We told him the builder should handle that- the builder told him that is not the way it is handled in Texas. We also think the realtor should help, she is getting commission.

He is in the military- he doesn't have time during the day to handle the situation and the electric company is only open 8-5.- Mon-Fri.
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Old 02-20-2016, 04:23 PM
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My personal opinion is he should not do anything with the electric. He does not own the house! Do you really think the realtor and the builder are going to let this fall through?

We built a house in Houston in 2008 and we had no such responsibilty. It sounds like horse crap to me.
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Old 02-26-2016, 06:38 AM
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What happened? Just curious
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