15:49 PM, 27th September 2016, About 5 years ago 18
A tenant vacates a property and both the tenant and managing agent provided final meter readings to the utility company to terminate the supply of electricity and gas.
However, N Power fails to terminate the utility supply.
The property is then empty for 9 months with the service still connected and at the end of 9 months the Landlord is sent a bill by N Power for £900 who say it is the Landlords legal responsibility to pay.
When told there is no contract between the Landlord and N Power they say that does not matter, its the landlords responsibility to pay the charges on a vacant property
When N Power is told they should have terminated the supply they say they never switch services off because if they did so they would have to turn them on again and they cannot manage that with thousands of properties.
Who is right and who is wrong. What is the exact legal situation. Who exactly is responsible for paying N Powers bill. What should the Landlord do in this situation.
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