This may require research into how your local courts handle it. In my area, I have turned the electric service off when it is in the lease that the tenant is required to open his own service account. I have done this a couple of times after the tenant was moved in. Like OP, I usually give a day or 2 overlap if it is a last-minute rental, rather than requiring it be switched before move-in as we do when the transition is more leisurely. If tenant does not switch utility, I go forward with turning it off and then post a cure/quit notice to tenant for violation of the lease. If no service connected by the end of the c/q period, I evict. I have not had a court even admonish me for cutting off a utility service IAW the lease agreement.