John Boyle

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John Boyle

9:53 AM, 27th January 2017
About 3 years ago

Changing a Prepaid Meter?

Yes, the utility companies will want to talk to the current tenant but are also quite happy to deal with the landlord if the property is empty.

I think the charge to swop from pre-paid to a credit meter (used to be called a Dry Meter) is about £50-60 per meter, I believe the gas meter costs a bit more than electric.

As a landlord, I normally pay the cost as a gesture of goodwill. However I believe the cost is often split 50/50. It's a matter for negotiation. A fair number of tenants like pre-paid.

It may be that the landlord doesn't want to get involved and end up having to pay out .

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John Boyle

12:21 PM, 10th June 2016
About 4 years ago

What To Do With A Terrible Letting Agent Who Laughs In Your Face

We all have an interest in promoting best practice and prosecuting poor practice.

The internet can only be a force for good if good people invest their time and expertise in this brave new world.

I would like to thank everyone in this discussion thread. It has helped the original contributor but also informed many others ( including myself) along the way.

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