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    • jack_1992
    • By jack_1992 11th Mar 17, 9:47 PM
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    Pay as go meter left with debt
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    • 11th Mar 17, 9:47 PM
    Pay as go meter left with debt 11th Mar 17 at 9:47 PM
    Evening

    We have gone to our new house tonight and currently had a pay as go meter. When we went to turn lights on, there's no money left on the meter but a debt.
    So obviously to get power we will need to pay the debt off he can we claim that back?

    Any help will be appreciated

    Thanks
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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 11th Mar 17, 10:38 PM
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    No you won't have to pay the debt. You contact the company and inform them of the date you took over the property. You will then get a payment card/key in your own name and start from scratch.
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:00 AM
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    • 12th Mar 17, 9:00 AM
    The debt on the meter could just be standing charges which have built up between tenants, that is shown on the first screens. The landlord was liable for the weekly standing charges up to the day he relet the property but as usual they try to get someone else to pay that. True debts on prepayment meters are on screens S and T on the electric prepayment meter and screen 26 on the gas meter. A new account with the company should clear all the outstanding debts when they send you a new card/key
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