Tenant Requirements

Policy 411: Tenant Requirements

I. Objective: To establish requirements, conditions, and terms of BREC electric service to rental property.

A. If a customer or member is a landlord or a tenant, the following shall apply:
If tenant, BREC must have on file, the name, address, and phone number of the landlord (at the time of application and when service is provided).

If landlord, BREC must have on file the name, address and phone number of the tenant (at the time of application and when service is provided).

BREC will provide electric service and will provide billing in either the tenant's or landlord's name as it appears on the application.

B. Once a tenant or landlord notifies BREC of the date that the tenant is moving or upon discovery that the property is vacated, ownership of the account will be transferred to the landlord/owner and may be transferred to another tenant upon receipt of an accepted membership application.

The landlord/owner will then be notified as soon as possible that this transfer has occurred. The account origination fee does not apply. The landlord may elect to continue billing in his/her name or have the service disconnected. If disconnection is chosen, the landlord will not be charged for the kWh used (maximum of 10 days) and the service location will be retired.

C. If a service has been idle for more than 30 days and the service has not been retired, a “re-establishing idle service fee” will be charged when and if the service is re-established.

In the case of a full retirement where the facilities are completely removed from the field, it is to be treated as a service up-grade; no construction credits will be applied.

D. All services re-established must meet all the requirements of a new service. Prior to establishing (or re-establishing) service, BREC customers need to certify that the meter base and associated equipment meets National Electric Code and Buckeye’s service entrance standards. They must also complete the form provided by BREC. This applies to all types of residential construction.
E. If a landlord, or agent thereof, request disconnection of service when the tenant resides at the service address reflected on the application referred to above, BREC shall provide ten days (10) notice of the intended disconnection by mail to the tenant or posting same in a conspicuous place on the premises. Notice shall be given in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code.

Policy No. 411 - continued

BREC shall also inform such landlord of his/her liability for all electricity consumed during the ten day period.

F: If a landlord, or agent thereof, requests, BREC shall provide three days (3) notice to him or her when service to the premises is be disconnected at either request of the tenant or for non-payment by the tenant who is responsible for the bill referred to in (A) above.

Approved by the Board of Trustees of Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., on May
19, 2008.

Effective Date: May 19, 2008
Revised & Approved: October 26, 2009
Reviewed & Revised: September 29, 2010
Revised & Approved: October 25, 2010
Revised & Approved: November 28, 2011
Revised & Approved: April 23, 2012


Dear Landlord:

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BREC) has been notified that your property at


Is being rented to


Pursuant with the enclosed Policy # 411 you are hereby notified of BREC's policy concerning the providing of electric service to the above indicated location along with the responsibilities, obligations and duty to serve to this location.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy please contact BREC; as soon as possible but not later than ten (10) days from receipt of this notice.

See Also:

BREC Forms and Schematics to download an electrical inspection form.

The Electrical Inspection Form can be filled out by BREC members on their computers, then printed and returned to Buckeye REC.