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    • LUSK
    • By LUSK 13th Oct 16, 6:41 PM
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    Electricity Supply Dispute
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    • 13th Oct 16, 6:41 PM
    Electricity Supply Dispute 13th Oct 16 at 6:41 PM
    Hi all,

    A long and protracted problem which I am hoping you can assist me with, please.

    Two properties next door to each other - property A and property B. I lived in A and my mother lived in B. Both were supplied by EDF.

    When my Mother died in Christmas 2012, I moved out from A and into B. A tenant moved into A and I continued with EDF supplying B. it then transpires that the tenant changed the supply from EDF to another supplier who for the moment will remain nameless. It has now emerged that instead of the new power company taking over the meter for house A, they have in fact taken over supply for house B but they think they are supplying House A – if that makes sense.

    The tenant who was in the property at that time left owing me thousands of pounds in arrears and I am now wondering whether this was done deliberately – the meter for A is inside the house whereas the meter for B is in the garden.

    I have spoken to EDF last night and explained the problem and they are going to speak to this other supplier stating that it is an erroneous transfer and that the account needs to be transferred back to EDF. The main issue that is concerning me now is that this other supplier has now applied for a warrant to enter the premises to obtain the meter serial number.

    I do accept that it is likely that I will have to pay back EDF four years worth of electricity but I would far sooner do this than pay a penny to this other firm who, to be frank, are just a shower.

    Advice would be most welcomed on how to proceed as time is not on my side now.
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    • wealdroam
    • By wealdroam 13th Oct 16, 7:05 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:05 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:05 PM
    I would suggest you get this thread moved to either the Energy board or the Housing board for a better response.
    • LUSK
    • By LUSK 13th Oct 16, 7:06 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:06 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:06 PM
    I would suggest you get this thread moved to either the Energy board or the Housing board for a better response.
    Originally posted by wealdroam
    how do i move it?
    • unholyangel
    • By unholyangel 13th Oct 16, 7:16 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:16 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:16 PM
    Was the tenant responsible for paying their own gas/electric?

    What happened to your own billing/payments during that time? Did you continue to make payments to EDF?
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    • LUSK
    • By LUSK 13th Oct 16, 7:18 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:18 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:18 PM
    Was the tenant responsible for paying their own gas/electric?

    What happened to your own billing/payments during that time? Did you continue to make payments to EDF?
    Originally posted by unholyangel
    Yes, the tenant was responsible.

    Very wrongly, I presumed that I was still paying EDF via DD and they came to read the meter the same way they did when I was living in property A.
    • LilElvis
    • By LilElvis 13th Oct 16, 7:28 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:28 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:28 PM
    Yes, the tenant was responsible.

    Very wrongly, I presumed that I was still paying EDF via DD and they came to read the meter the same way they did when I was living in property A.
    Originally posted by LUSK
    Saying you presumed you were still paying by DD implies that you actually weren't paying. Is this the case? Have the utility companies been paid at all for both properties?
    • LUSK
    • By LUSK 13th Oct 16, 7:42 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:42 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 7:42 PM

    Saying you presumed you were still paying by DD implies that you actually weren't paying. Is this the case? Have the utility companies been paid at all for both properties?
    Originally posted by LilElvis
    Yes, having reviewed bank statements, I can confirm that I have not been paying anything towards property B. As far as I am aware, property A has been paid for but the tenant in question at that time is going through bankruptcy.
    • Moneyineptitude
    • By Moneyineptitude 13th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
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    • 13th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
    how do i move it?
    Originally posted by LUSK
    You can't, but a board guide can.
    You can, however, re-post the thread on one of the two suggested forums.
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