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    • Newly retired
    • By Newly retired 16th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
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    No gas bills
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    • 16th Jul 17, 11:05 PM
    No gas bills 16th Jul 17 at 11:05 PM
    Not actually my problem, but my daughter is not getting any gas bills! When they bought the house, they contacted the supplier named on the paperwork by the vendor, but the company denied having an account at that address.
    Other than contacting every supplier in the land to see if they supply them, she can't think what to do, but she knows that one day there will be a massive bill. Any ideas?
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    • Geoff1963
    • By Geoff1963 17th Jul 17, 12:06 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:06 AM
    Keep track of the usage, and the typical rate ; so she can work out how massive the bill will be. Either put that money aside ; or grow a good credit rating, so if necessary, she could borrow it.

    Other than contacting every supplier in the land
    She might get more than one response.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 17th Jul 17, 12:07 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 12:07 AM
    Google is your friend - "who supplies my gas"
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 17th Jul 17, 8:49 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 8:49 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 8:49 AM
    Is the house a 'new build'? i.e. Daughter is first occupant?
    • footyguy
    • By footyguy 17th Jul 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 10:50 AM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 10:50 AM
    Not actually my problem, but my daughter is not getting any gas bills! When they bought the house, they contacted the supplier named on the paperwork by the vendor, but the company denied having an account at that address.
    Other than contacting every supplier in the land to see if they supply them, she can't think what to do, but she knows that one day there will be a massive bill. Any ideas?
    Originally posted by Newly retired
    Your daughter should have contacted her solicitor when she discovered the seller was less than honest in their disclosures.
    If the seller was not truthful about this simple matter, it makes you wonder what other things the seller may have misled your daughter over
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 17th Jul 17, 1:52 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 1:52 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 1:52 PM
    Contact National Grid, stating the MPRN number as the idenitier, if available.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 17th Jul 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 3:54 PM
    I do hope your daughter took readings when she moved in otherwise I can see some arguements as to who should pay what.
    • Newly retired
    • By Newly retired 17th Jul 17, 9:42 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 9:42 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 9:42 PM
    Thanks for helpful replies.
    No, Cardew, it is not a new build, it is a very old house.
    Yes, Robin9, she took readings.
    She has money set aside, but I believe there is a limit beyond which they cannot bill you.
    Thanks for the tips on some ways forward. I will pass them on.
    • Wolf3
    • By Wolf3 17th Jul 17, 10:16 PM
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    • 17th Jul 17, 10:16 PM
    Afaik, your daughter will still need to show she made a "reasonable effort" to register for her gas supply, otherwise the incumbent (or incompetent) supplier can bill for the relevant period of time. Speak to MPAS (Telephone: 0870 608 1524) who will be able to advise and provide the correct Meter Point Reference Number and relevant supplier.
    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 17th Jul 17, 10:40 PM
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    She has money set aside, but I believe there is a limit beyond which they cannot bill you.
    Originally posted by Newly retired
    You presumably are referring to the 12 month back-billing rule which is a code(not regulation).

    As said above, unless your daughter takes steps to find out who is supplying her gas that rule will not apply. She should have some documentary proof of those steps.
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