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    • Marc_w
    • By Marc_w 18th Oct 16, 6:19 AM
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    • 18th Oct 16, 6:19 AM
    withholding bills 18th Oct 16 at 6:19 AM
    Hi all,

    So we started self managing our flats back in February and since then everythings been going nicely. This was until last month when we received an electricity bill (forwarded to us from the previous management company) for over £400

    Considering we used only used to pay just over £200 a year and when we parted with the previous management company our electricity bill was in credit (as shown on the historic bills given to us back in February), we're instantly thinking something fishy's going on.

    Now we are in process of trying to get a break down of what that £400 bill consists of. I'm wondering, if it turns out the inflated bill is due to late fees owed because any bills sent to the previous management company weren't forwarded to us, would we have any right to ask the management company to cover those fees?

    Thanks,
    Marc
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    • anselld
    • By anselld 18th Oct 16, 7:05 AM
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    Is the bill from the Electricity Company itself?
    Is it not itemised (they usually are)?
    Have you checked the meter readings?
    • TBagpuss
    • By TBagpuss 18th Oct 16, 10:43 AM
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    You'll need to check the paperwork relating to the buy out. Was there any clause reltaing to responsibility for bills etc?
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