On Jan 31, we're out of here. The final inspection for our rental is the morning of the 31st and then DH signs out of this installation. Well, he just informed me that because we used a deposit waiver for our utilities, we have to show proof that we paid off our bills before he can sign out.
Is that right?! Because it's ... IMPOSSIBLE. We pay for utilities already used the month before. Oh, and the nice little fact that our rental agency won't allow us to disconnect our utilities until they tell us we can, which means that even when we aren't physically here after the 31st, we will still have an outstanding amount due for electric, water and gas.
How the heck is he supposed to sign out?
We're all squared away. We went to talk with the electric company and avoided the rental agency like Adrianna suggested. They estimated our final bill, so we paid it all up, got our waiver release, and our service will be shut off 5 days after our move-out date so that should give the rental agency enough time to come in and do whatever they need to do (we have kept our home immaculate, so other than cleaning the carpets, I know there isn't anything to do).
Whew!! What a goat rope!