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    • newuser78
    • By newuser78 18th Oct 16, 1:39 AM
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    Energy Club - switch?
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    • 18th Oct 16, 1:39 AM
    Energy Club - switch? 18th Oct 16 at 1:39 AM
    Hi,

    This is perhaps a very stupid question but just in case!

    My flatmate moved out and gas/elec accounts are in her name (I contribute directly to her bank account). So I now need to arrange for new elec/gas in my own name, e.g. new account.

    Can I still use Energy Club to "switch" even though I have no existing account to switch from? She is transferring account to her new property so not an option.

    Many thanks!
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    • CashStrapped
    • By CashStrapped 18th Oct 16, 2:04 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 2:04 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 2:04 AM
    No

    You have to create a new account (in your name) with the existing supplier first.

    Ensure they put you on either a standard tariff (expensive but no switching/exit fees). Or, their cheapest fixed tariff with no switching/exit fees.

    Once you have done this and it is all set-up, do a comparison and switch. You will only be able to switch with tariffs available at that point. You cannot switch now, and then create an account as it could all go belly up and cause confusion.

    One thing to check, as it is a flat, and you are renting, is that you are not using a pre-pay meter. If you are, ask your landlord if you can change to a credit meter. Getting off a prepay meter can save a huge amount.
    Last edited by CashStrapped; 18-10-2016 at 2:12 AM.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 18th Oct 16, 8:45 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 8:45 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 8:45 AM
    Your flatmate cannot 'transfer the account' at your flat to her new property. She can keep the same company, but the account is tied to your address and meter serial numbers.

    The procedure is for her to get a final bill with meter readings that you and her both agree are correct, and the account put into your name. It really is no different to her selling, or ceasing to rent, and you as a new occupant moving into the property.

    Obviously as soon as the account is in your name you can instigate switching procedures. However as stated above, if you intend to switch ensure that you are not on a tariff with penalties for leaving.
    • newuser78
    • By newuser78 18th Oct 16, 9:48 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:48 PM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 9:48 PM
    Ah that's a bit of a problem! My flatmate and I had a fall out so she's not in a cooperative mode - to make matters worse, she's moving aboard. I have asked many times for closing balances, etc. but no response.

    The only information I am aware of was that dual-fuel account was with British Gas.

    I had made an application already via Energy Club - is there a way to cancel? Or should I wait for EDF to contact me?

    • newuser78
    • By newuser78 19th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
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    • 19th Oct 16, 10:29 PM
    Hi - not sure what you mean re mortgage??

    My post that you linked was for a savings account not mortgage.
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