Capping rates and moving house

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We have just recently taken out a capped rate Gas and Elec service and are also in the process of moving house. We have been told that as we have already capped our rates we will have to pay to have them "re-capped". Are there any providers out there that will cap our rates and also allow us to move house within the capped rate period or will we have to take out a new capped rate deal on our new house? We are not moving for atleast a couple of months which is why we want to cap our rates now.

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  • IvanOpinion
    IvanOpinion Posts: 22,216 Forumite
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    It surprises me that a company would not allow you to keep a particular product after a change of tenancy. ScotishPower will allow a customer to retain their fixed rates following a house move.

    Ivan
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  • tinalives
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    British Gas have told me that they will transfer a capped contract t a new address if you move house.
  • Gambler
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    It surprises me that a company would not allow you to keep a particular product after a change of tenancy. ScotishPower will allow a customer to retain their fixed rates following a house move.

    Ivan


    When I was looking at the SP Fix till 2011 I didn't go through with it as they said transfers were not allowed and I moved house last month. :confused:
  • IvanOpinion
    IvanOpinion Posts: 22,216 Forumite
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    Gambler wrote: »
    When I was looking at the SP Fix till 2011 I didn't go through with it as they said transfers were not allowed and I moved house last month. :confused:
    That surprises me, maybe they have changed how they operate but they used to (and I am talking of earlier this year) allow product retention across a tenancy change :confused:

    ivan
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  • JenksJNH
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    Thanks Ivan,

    I rang SP as thats who we had just switched to, and they said that when we move we can take our tarrif with us - which is the fixed untill 2011 too, so good news for those who are looking to do this... YOU CAN!!

    Thanks again,

    Jenks:j
  • Gambler
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    JenksJNH wrote: »
    Thanks Ivan,

    I rang SP as thats who we had just switched to, and they said that when we move we can take our tarrif with us - which is the fixed untill 2011 too, so good news for those who are looking to do this... YOU CAN!!

    Thanks again,

    Jenks:j

    Well done Jenks. I definitely read it in their t's and c's so didn't bother switching.
  • Gambler
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    This is from their t's and c's for the fixed 2009.

    7. If an applicant leaves the property to which an Offer Product
    applied, that customer will not be able to transfer that Offer
    Product to another property. However, such a customer will
    be entitled to apply for the version (if any) of the Offer Product
    on offer from ScottishPower for that other property.
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