Do I pay eccentric tenant’s Gas Bill?

Do I pay eccentric tenant’s Gas Bill?

11:55 AM, 19th January 2022, About 5 months ago 22

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I bought a house in 2007 and let it to a single person, who has remained in place ever since. As the years have gone by they’ve become more and more eccentric to the point where their refusal to allow entry for a CP12 led to the disconnection of their gas.

The strange thing is now, out of the blue I’m getting an estimated gas bill from e-on sent to my home address.

Any clues as to how to proceed?

Are they entitled to do this?

Presumably, he was paying his own gas bills through his own account on the run-up to disconnection?

There’s no mention of any arrears just a ‘first prepayment gas statement – estimated’. The bill is small, but that’s not the issue.

How can I stop the rot?



Gunga Din

10:34 AM, 22nd January 2022, About 5 months ago

Thanks for the education, I'll bear that in mind. Clearly I haven't been in that position yet!


11:21 AM, 22nd January 2022, About 5 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Joe Armstrong at 19/01/2022 - 17:46
The tenant is already known to the authorities and care services, the answer would then be clearly no unless you want to do it on a purely altruistic basis.

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