20. Change of Responsibility for Payment

20.1  When a change in the responsibility for payment for Electric Service (such as a change of occupancy) occurs, notice of such change must be given to the PUD at least five (5) working days prior to the effective date of such change. Customers listed in PUD records will be held responsible for payment of all Electric Service supplied until such notice of change has been received by the PUD.  New Customers must meet all the eligibility requirements for service described in these General Terms.

20.2  Property owners or Landlords who wish to have the Electric Service to their rental units remain connected after the unit has been vacated may sign a Landlord Agreement with the PUD. Under the terms of a Landlord Agreement, the property owner or Landlord assumes responsibility for payment of all Electric Services from the date of the renter/tenant disconnection of Electric Service until a new renter/tenant requests Electric Service be connected in their name and the new Customer meets the eligibility requirements for service described in these General Terms. The PUD will assist an eviction process once the Court eviction order has been served.