only one meter?

newfoundglory
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edited 22 March 2016 at 6:46PM in Water bills
Hello everyone.

While I am not sure what has happened at present.
I have recently signed a short hold tenancy agreement and moved into a refurbed flat. There are several flats.
Meter readings taken at check-in, inventory stated no water meter.
Call water company, there is a water meter thats been zero for a year.
I'm beginning to worry there may be just one water meter for the whole building and this has been an oversight by several parties involved.
The water company now has my details against it, and the managing agents havent got back to me yet on where the meter is.
Any thoughts?

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  • Cardew
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    There are frequent reports on MSE of houses converted into flats and only one flat having a meter. Sometimes all the water for another(or all) flat goes through this meter; other times only that flat's consumption is measured.


    Could be that water meter for the whole building got bypassed during the refurbishment.
  • newfoundglory
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    I'm thinking thats its a shared meter for the whole building. The water company have been unable to get access to it, which is probably why they think its zero...

    i'm wondering if it would be possible to switch to an assessed charge in the event the flats aren't or can't be metered indivdually?
  • macman
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    Yes, but to do that you must first request a meter, they will then inspect and offer an assessed charge if metering is not possible.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • Cardew
    Cardew Posts: 29,034
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    As above, but ensure that they don't try and hold you responsible for all water supplied via that meter.
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