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British Gas false warrant claims

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in LPG, Heating Oil, Solid & Other Fuels
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asherd10asherd10 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in LPG, Heating Oil, Solid & Other Fuels
Hi guys

My grandfather developed dementia In 2017 and since then his bills had not been paid. While I was dealing with power of attorney a letter arrived stating they intended to apply for a warrant to change the meter to pre payment. I called and told them this wouldnt work because my grandfather would not be able to top it up and there may not always be someone around to do it for him. I was told they couldn't discuss account with me (no power of attorney yet) but they would make sure it was noted on the account. A couple weeks later 3 guys show up looking to change the meter. They did not show me a warrant but told me they had one. When I explained the situation to them they contacted the office and I spoke with someone in the warrants team who tried to attribute responsibility for topping up a pre payment meter to me. (What if I was hospitalized) she didn't have an answer but told the guy it was his decision. The guy opted not to install it. I emailed the executive and they investigated, telling me a warrant was applied for on the 24th December for execution 16th january. I replied asking for the warrant application, court order and or warrant with all evidence used at the hearing. I did this under the data protection act 2018. The reason I asked for this is because they say the judge was made aware of my grandfathers dementia, but I find it hard to believe a judge would grant a warrant under those conditions, especially since I had made contact before they apparently went to court informing them of the situation and the steps I was taking to resolve it.
It has been a few days now and they have not responded. Previous responses took 2 days max.
Is it possible they never actually applied for a warrant?
I recieved no court summons
I did not get information like a court location or a date.
I was not sent notification they had obtained a warrant and intended to arrive on a particular day and
I did not get to see a warrant.
And when challenged they quickly backed down, especially when I started calling my solicitors right in front of them.

Assuming they reply and are unable to provide the evidence I have asked for, can I sue them for perjury, making false statements, harassment and get an injunction against them?

Of course the bill has to be paid, understood, working on it. But can they say they have a warrant when they dont or say the court did something when it didn't?

I'm not a lawyer but in every case I've heard of the claimant submit a claim or application and the courts notify the defendants informing them of time location etc.

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  • BenightBenight Forumite
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    asherd10 wrote: »
    Hi guys

    My grandfather developed dementia In 2017 and since then his bills had not been paid. While I was dealing with power of attorney a letter arrived stating they intended to apply for a warrant to change the meter to pre payment. I called and told them this wouldnt work because my grandfather would not be able to top it up and there may not always be someone around to do it for him. I was told they couldn't discuss account with me (no power of attorney yet) but they would make sure it was noted on the account. A couple weeks later 3 guys show up looking to change the meter. They did not show me a warrant but told me they had one. When I explained the situation to them they contacted the office and I spoke with someone in the warrants team who tried to attribute responsibility for topping up a pre payment meter to me. (What if I was hospitalized) she didn't have an answer but told the guy it was his decision. The guy opted not to install it. I emailed the executive and they investigated, telling me a warrant was applied for on the 24th December for execution 16th january. I replied asking for the warrant application, court order and or warrant with all evidence used at the hearing. I did this under the data protection act 2018. The reason I asked for this is because they say the judge was made aware of my grandfathers dementia, but I find it hard to believe a judge would grant a warrant under those conditions, especially since I had made contact before they apparently went to court informing them of the situation and the steps I was taking to resolve it.
    It has been a few days now and they have not responded. Previous responses took 2 days max.
    Is it possible they never actually applied for a warrant?
    I recieved no court summons
    I did not get information like a court location or a date.
    I was not sent notification they had obtained a warrant and intended to arrive on a particular day and
    I did not get to see a warrant.
    And when challenged they quickly backed down, especially when I started calling my solicitors right in front of them.

    Assuming they reply and are unable to provide the evidence I have asked for, can I sue them for perjury, making false statements, harassment and get an injunction against them?

    Of course the bill has to be paid, understood, working on it. But can they say they have a warrant when they dont or say the court did something when it didn't?

    I'm not a lawyer but in every case I've heard of the claimant submit a claim or application and the courts notify the defendants informing them of time location etc.

    What was your solicitor's advice? :cool:
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