Ikeja Electric, on Wednesday, released a statement, advising their customers on how to handle electricity bills when relocating. The message was directed mainly to new tenants.
Ikeja Electric Following the high spate of customers “inheriting” accumulated electricity bills when they rent/lease apartments and offices spaces, Ikeja Electric has advised its customers to make all necessary enquiries before signing tenancy agreements with landlords or caretakers, for any apartment, building or facility.
The statement was released following increasing concern over cases where customers have unknowingly moved into apartments or office spaces where the previous tenant had not been paying electricity bills, leaving them stranded when IE exercised her right to disconnect defaulters. It is therefore in the best interest of would-be tenants to ensure that electricity bills and related issues are discussed and resolved BEFORE making payments and moving in.
Ikeja Electric reserves the right to disconnect premises with long outstanding payments.