Warrant executed on incorrect property by EDF!

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4 months ago

Warrant executed on incorrect property by EDF!

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Warrant executed on incorrect property by EDF!

EDF energy are not the suppliers at my rental property yet executed a warrant with forced entry, causing superficial damage.

Initially after several exchanges via email they insisted that they had accessed the incorrect property.

Now they have accepted, but offered £150 compensation.

I do not feel this is sufficient since the door repair is £220, were it to be replaced completely the door alone would cost £110 alone.

They have asked for photographic evidence (that I don’t have) in order to consider any liability above the £150 they have offered.

I would appreciate any guidance into whether this is reasonable.

Many thanks

Daniel

Comments

Prakash Tanna

4 months ago

If it was me, I would obtain an estimate/invoice for the repairs and submit it to them giving 14 days to settle. Failing that I would threaten to issue proceedings through MCOL. They will then pay up! You need photographic evidence to substantiate your claim. Good luck.

Romain Garcin

4 months ago

I'm no expert on this, but if they had a warrant to enter property A but entered property B instead it may very well be trespass (although, if the property is tenanted it would probably be for the tenant to deal with that aspect).

They are trying to fob you off.

If they have admitted wrongdoing and are offering compensation then I think your receipt will likely be enough.

Edwin Cowper

3 months ago

EDF - they entered my property and changed the meters. Despite the fact that the property was empty. They had allowed £3500 arrears to build up (not a misprint). Since we were in possession and the tenants had left some time before, they paid us some compensation.


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