From joint purchase to individual purchase

If the apartment association is currently organising the payment of your network service bills, but the owners want to decide from whom and under which conditions they purchase electricity, the association has to initiate the process of transfer from joint to individual purchase. Please note that for the transfer, the metering centre must comply with requirements.

Submit an application

How to transfer from joint to individual purchase?

If the electricity service is purchased through the apartment association, then all members will be under the same conditions for purchasing electricity. When transferring to individual purchase, every apartment owner can choose from which electricity seller and under which conditions they want to purchase electricity. Only apartment buildings and terraced houses can transfer from joint to individual purchase.

Joint decision

The transfer to individual purchase contracts has to be a joint decision involving all members of the association. The transfer has to cover the whole building. Rooms other than residential premises cannot be transferred to individual purchase, except in the case of garage associations.

Steps involved in transferring from joint to individual purchase

Building a metering centre

As the first step to transferring to individual purchase, the apartment association has to build a metering centre that complies with the requirements.

Submit an application

Submit an application in the name of the apartment association with a list of the customers requesting individual purchase contracts with the application.

Changing the meters

We will have to install new meters in your metering centre.

Validity of the network contract commences

We will notify the owner of each place of consumption that the network contract has become valid.

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Steps involved in transferring from joint to individual purchase

As the first step to transferring to individual purchase, the apartment association has to build a metering centre that complies with the requirements To achieve that, you have to choose a service provider for the electrical work.

Information on licensed service providers can be found in the  register of economic activities and on the web page of Estonian Association of Electrical Enterprises.

  • The requirements for metering centres for apartment buildings (pdf) »
  • Once the metering centre has been built, the builder must fill out and submit a compliance confirmation form that can be found here (pdf) »

    Submit an application in the name of the apartment association with a list of the customers requesting individual purchase contracts with the application.

    As your next step, you have to submit an application (doc) to transfer to individual purchase contracts in the name of the apartment association together with the compliance confirmation (doc) provided by the builder. Enclose a list (doc) of the customers requesting individual purchase contracts with the application.

    We will have to install new meters in your metering centre. We will contact you and arrange a suitable time to change your meters. When replacing the meters, we will need access to all sites where new meters will be installed for the places of consumption in the building. Replacing meters is subject to a charge according to our price list.

    If it becomes apparent on the site that the metering centre does not meet the requirements and the meters cannot be installed, you must also pay a travel charge.

    After the completion of the work on site, we will notify the owner of each place of consumption that the network contract has become valid.