become tenants responsibility the day their lease begins.
(not when they physically move in) Set up these
accounts in advance of the lease-start date, simply tell them when
your lease begins; you will only be obligated from that date on.
Please remember, any bill that arrives at our office, still in the
landlords name, will result in a $10 penalty, per bill, to tenants.
those of you sharing a lease; house-mates should put their
heads together now and decide which utility will be in which
persons name. It can be as simple as putting all
your names in a hat and drawing for assignments. If you are
having difficulty choosing, this method works equally well in making
problems directly to office staff during business hours (Mon -
Fri, 11-5:30) 740-592-5036. Before or after office
hours and on weekends, problems may be reported via answering service
at 740-592-5036 (secondary answering service is 740-592-4215); leave
a clear message that includes name, address, call back number, plus
description of problem. Maintenance crew work-day ends at 4
p.m. on weekdays; anything reported later in the day, may not receive
phone Columbia Gas 1-800-344-4077 to set up service. A security
deposit is required. http://columbiagasohio.com
1-800-672-2231 - American Electric Power. A security
deposit is required. http://www.aepcustomer.com.
of Athens now requires water bills stay in landlords
name. If your lease specifies you are responsible for
water/trash, you do not have to set up this utility; there is no
deposit. We have arranged to have the bill mailed directly to
you each month. Payment should be mailed or dropped off to
the water department, to the address listed on their statement.
Trash pick-up and recycling fee is included in the city water
bills. Containers should be taken to the curb early
(sunrise) on your trash day. FYI, once trash is picked up
, containers should be promptly returned to their storage place
(no later than afternoon) Garbage pick up day for your
residence can be found on this list, http://www.ci.athens.oh.us/ubs_garbage.cfm
AT&T 1-800-222-0300, MCI 1-800-950-5555, Sage Telecom 1-888-449-4940
Adelphia 1-888-683-1000, Time Warner Cable,
Bright.net, 740-592-9976, ConnectLink, 1-877-779-5465, FrogNet,
740-593-764, Time Warner Cable, listed above, offers RoadRunner.