I've had a lot of things going on in my life as of late. I just leased an apartment - for two years - but I can't move in.
The full story is on a blog post I wrote, see -> Problems Moving In | Jonathan's Universe
Basically here it goes in bulleted form because it's 0615 and I'm about to go to bed.
- Past Tenant has unpaid balance with electric company
- Electric Company denied my application for service transfer (switching unit service to my name), because for all they know I'm the same person trying to get free elec&gas.
- I send in forms of ID and my lease to prove otherwise
- I've already paid for first month upfront (mandatory part of deposit)
- I'm about to be charged (First month)/2 (prorated) on Jan 1 for rent for January
- I am not able to stay in apartment, because the electricity that is flowing through the circuit is on, but is not mine, and I don't want to use it and have the electricity company turn around and call me a fraudulent applicant. Also, gas is off, so... yeah...
Basically, I'm being charged rent and I haven't been able to stay in my apartment. How is that fair? Oh and the electric company is taking their sweet ol time.
First it was "We do not have any appointments for service restoration available until after Christmas" and then "it takes 5 business days to process your request", in regards to my "I AM NOT THE SAME PERSON" fax. I faxed in that request on Fri, the 19th
Also, finally, the state is Pennsylvania for anyone that ones to relate to jurisdictional laws.
Ridiculous. So you have some sort of state owned electricity monopoly that can do whatever they want to there? Surprising considering how everything is supposed to be so free that public healthcare is out of the question, but have you tried contacting the police? If you have some other authority you can contact it might be a bit overkill, but trying to freeze people to death for someone elses unpaid bills sounds like a murder plot to me, the motive being scaring others to pay theirs, so if you don't have a customer protection authority you have to do what you can, nobody has a right to do what they are doing to you. Sure, they will probably act in a few weeks and turn on your electricity, but I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to hide it and avoid compensations, especially if you have no proof when you sue them afterwards.
Technically, they aren't state-owned, per se. But they are, as far as I know, the only electric company in the state. Which in my opinion makes them a monopoly. They can take as long as they want and charge anything they want because you have no other choice but to stick with PECO.
It turns out that the apartment is electric heated. There are heat icons on my AC unit, which surprisingly (:P) do generate hot air. However, that electricity is, again, not mine and I want to use as little as possible so PECO doesn't turn around and say I owe them money for my minuscule usage plus the other debts. So it's really fair to say yes, I would be freezing to death if I were there, since I can't really use the electricity.
Plus, time is literally extremely important. I have a situation going on where I need to get out of my old house. The most moving out I've done is two box worth. That's a box with most of my clothes and my DVDs & gaming stuff (save for my 360 and two games). I'm running low on time - and wasting cash on a place I can't live in..
I will begun a trust fund now, 50% of profits go to me.
Some sort of energy watchdog?
I don't know what they do over there...
Do it my way, whine your ass off. And laugh at people who don't. also: haha!