Who pays utilities during construction?
If it isn't stated either way in the contract, who pays for utilities during construction? Our builder had a propane tank outside for a while to heat the house during drywall phase, which he paid for. He then began running electric heaters inside. We got a $800 electric bill for one month! He says its customary for owner to pay. Most people I have talked to think utilities belong to the builder until we receive certificate of occupancy.
Is there a "standard" here?