reply to GlassyMcPete
Re: Buying a new home but not going to move in right away other items not mentioned
leaving the power n water on is most convenient for you.
but responsibility liability begins for you at closing.
for the money either
get a written transfer of billings from the seller.
or arrange to pay seller prorated daily rate
more important is insurance which is often voided if vacant
so u might consider letting seller stay there til u ready or putting someine of your own in temporarily
closings often fail or are delayed
more important is to check w insurance. often insurance is voided if not occ