By now you should know where your municipality department is. You will have gone there to set up your utility accounts and wasted days of your life in the queues to query a bill on more than one occassion.
I visited the offices last week to ask what to do and how to do it.
Here is what happened.
HER: Fill this form in (walks off)
ME: mmmmm excuse me
HER: if you wnat to cancel your contract, fill this in (walks off)
ME: (finger on buzzer) I don't want to cancel I want to transfer to new address
HER: you have to cancel (walks off)
ME: (finger on buzzer)
HER: (pokes head round door, pokes head back inside door)
ME: (finger still on buzzer, new woman comes out) excuse me I'm moving house next week I don't know what to do, can you help me please?
HER: you have to cancel old contract, fill in that form, then open new account (gives me new form) and pay new deposit
ME: what do I need?
HER: Just your ID
ME: it's in hubbies name, what do i need?
HER: just your ID, copy of contract for house and copy of hubbies ID
So I return a few days later, forms have been filled in and hubby has signed them (ahem) I have a certified copy of the rental agreement, certified copy of hubbies ID (in colour) my ID and copy, letter from company to say we are the tenants of the property, cash for the new deposit in case the card machines aren't working.
Sign in at desk, sit and wait, called after an hour, existing contract cancelled, what's left of deposit will be refunded after last months bil has been deducted (holds breath) and here comes the next problem.
HER: we need a copy of your husbands bosses ID
ME: frantic emails sent, phone calls made to disturb meeting, colour ID sent, forwarded on (free wifi)
HER: gives me statement to make payment of new deposit
ME: stand in queue for an hour (card machine working) return to waiting room, sit for a further hour as I'm now back of the queue...
I still have meter readings to take and submit on the moving day, which will invole another visit (don't get me started on the email and telephone process) trust me it's quicker to visit in person, even if it does involve 2 visits and a 3 hour wait.