Shock electricity bill for void period?

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11:02 AM, 20th April 2020
About 6 months ago

Shock electricity bill for void period?

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Shock electricity bill for void period?

I live in London and have a rental property in Preston, Lancs which, given its distance from me, is managed by a letting agent.

Last year it was void for a few months and some time later I received an electricity bill of around £720 for the void period.

The agent says it is my problem, but I think they should have checked that the electricity was off. After all, I pay them to act on my behalf and look after my interests.

I have spoken to the electricity company who are sympathetic and sent the bill to the agent because they think it is their mistake.

Who is right?

Frances


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Ingrid Bacsa

13:12 PM, 23rd April 2020
About 6 months ago

Reply to the comment left by at 21/04/2020 - 22:34
The supplier MUST be notified if someone leaves . An empty property may result in a service charge. You agent is responsible if he was still manager and accessed the property after tenants left . But check metres. Always fotograph metre readings. Good luck

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