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When can a seller turn off the electricity?

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04/19/2016 | Author: TAR Legal Staff

Your seller may have moved out of the property, but he can’t cancel the utilities just yet. Paragraph 7A (Access, Inspections and Utilities) of the TREC contract requires sellers to provide reasonable access to the property for inspections and to have utilities on for the duration of the contract period. If the property is vacant and the utilities are already off, the seller must have them turned back on.

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of Texas REALTOR® magazine. Read current and past issues of the magazine at texasrealestate.com/magazine.

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