Utilities liability – no contract?

Utilities liability – no contract?

14:57 PM, 16th April 2018, About 4 years ago 13

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Do I need to pay the standing charge for electricity on an empty BTL when the previous tenant changed it without my permission and they do not have a contract with me.

It has never happened before. I told them by phone I did not want their service.

My supplier was British Gas and now EDF.

Many thanks



by DSR

13:08 PM, 8th May 2021, About 9 months ago

Joining this thread....so is what others have said true...then it is not until you actually USE the supply that the contract actually starts not when you switch/contract start date? What about the scenario you change to a supplier and have not used a thing since (and I mean not even switched a light on)..do you still have to pay the standing charges??

by DSR

13:13 PM, 8th May 2021, About 9 months ago

Key meters - tenant leaves with a debt on the meter and no plastic key left in it. Do I just wait for the next tenant to move in so they pick their own supplier, get their own key send to them and charge that up accordingly? I presume any debt has to be written off (or at least still with the old tenant) , so there is no liability to myself or the new tenant??

by David

14:19 PM, 8th May 2021, About 9 months ago

Reply to the comment left by DSR at 08/05/2021 - 13:08I think if you switch suppliers you will create a new contract

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