Electricity bill to landlord – can they make me pay?

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13:29 PM, 9th September 2013
About 7 years ago

Electricity bill to landlord – can they make me pay?

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Electricity bill to landlord – can they make me pay?

I am being billed for electricity at a flat i have continuously rented out for years and never lived at. Electricity bill to landlord - can they make me pay

There have been tenant change overs (on the same day) at approx 1 year intervals.

I am not and have never been a customer of this electricity company but they have started sending me a bill in my name with (Landlord) at the flat address.

How can they do this?

I am now getting the threatening ‘unpaid bill’ letters and wish to avoid debt action.

Can they bill me for electricity used by someone else?

Regards

John Dace


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Mark Alexander

15:18 PM, 12th September 2013
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Vanessa Warwick" at "12/09/2013 - 15:14":

I've already watched them all Vanessa, I subscribe to your YouTube channel so I get to see them as soon as you upload them, I suspect Mick also does. Excellent video's, I particularly like the Elfin Kitchens one, great for HMO's and student lets 🙂
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Mick Roberts

8:08 AM, 14th September 2013
About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "12/09/2013 - 15:18":

I don't watch them all, no, but any exciting ones, please let me know. Vanessa has the most amazing clear direct calm voice as well, doesn't she. If she went for Prime Minister, would batter all the other MP's hand down. Nice to see she just listens instead of grilling them & getting into an argument-Although she would win that too. Not letting her interview me with my common no nonsense voice, make me look such a commoner.

Vanessa Warwick

8:20 AM, 14th September 2013
About 7 years ago

Ahhhhhhhh, Mick, thank you for your kind comments.

Regardless of how anyone speaks, Property Tribes TV is interested to talk to them about property as everyone has some nugget of information to share that will help others move forwards.

Property investment is often believed to be the province of the rich and the privileged.

That is not the case and it's important to speak to the "man on the street", people like YOU, who have worked incredibly hard to create a financial future through property.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and will interview anyone who has some property experience to share, or anyone who has some information who can make a landlord's life easier, smarter, or more compliant .... as this will benefit tenants, and without tenants, none of us have a business.

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I do hope you will take up my offer to be interviewed as you have a wealth of experience to share and that is far more important than how you think you might come across on camera. 🙂

Jay James

19:22 PM, 14th September 2013
About 7 years ago

John Dace, if you change the supplier to Ebico, (Google it) they do not have a standing charge and have just the one unit price.
This is irrespective of payment method and level of consumption.
This will make the bill being in your name of less consequence.
You might want to be careful when changing supplier, as power companies have been known to drag out the change process.

https://www.ebico.org.uk/products-and-prices/equigas

Of course , this does not help pay off any outstanding bill.

To all, have I missed anything?

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