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Can a smart meter be taken out?

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We've been living in a private rented flat for a year and a half and only recently discovered a smart meter in a cupboard in our bedroom that manages our flat and our landlady's house next door.  Our two year old and one year old babies both sleep in the room with us. After researching some of the negative health effects associated with the high pulsing of radiation smart meters emit, our landlady agreed with us that it would be preferable to get the smart meter out.  (It was first installed in 2018 by her deceased husband who previously made all the electricity decisions in the house, she didn't know where it had been installed and asked us if we'd seen it as she was hoping to change to a greener electricity supplier). 
Seems easier said than done!  Can we get it out and convert back to an analogue meter?  Which companies might do this? Thanks.

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  • WhoIsThatWhoIsThat Forumite
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    We've been living in a private rented flat for a year and a half and only recently discovered a smart meter in a cupboard in our bedroom that manages our flat and our landlady's house next door.  Our two year old and one year old babies both sleep in the room with us. After researching some of the negative health effects associated with the high pulsing of radiation smart meters emit, our landlady agreed with us that it would be preferable to get the smart meter out.  (It was first installed in 2018 by her deceased husband who previously made all the electricity decisions in the house, she didn't know where it had been installed and asked us if we'd seen it as she was hoping to change to a greener electricity supplier). 
    Seems easier said than done!  Can we get it out and convert back to an analogue meter?  Which companies might do this? Thanks.
    Welcome to MSE,

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/5732285/can-you-remove-a-smart-meter

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/5733534/smart-meter-removal

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/discussion/5901761/smart-meter-removal

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  • TalldaveTalldave Forumite
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    We've been living in a private rented flat for a year and a half and only recently discovered a smart meter in a cupboard in our bedroom that manages our flat and our landlady's house next door.  Our two year old and one year old babies both sleep in the room with us. After researching some of the negative health effects associated with the high pulsing of radiation smart meters emit, our landlady agreed with us that it would be preferable to get the smart meter out.  (It was first installed in 2018 by her deceased husband who previously made all the electricity decisions in the house, she didn't know where it had been installed and asked us if we'd seen it as she was hoping to change to a greener electricity supplier). 
    Seems easier said than done!  Can we get it out and convert back to an analogue meter?  Which companies might do this? Thanks.
    How can one meter manage your flat and the house next door?
    If you're worried about radiation,  get rid of all mobile phones, which use similar technology. 
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    ..... a smart meter in a cupboard in our bedroom that manages our flat and our landlady's house next door.  ......
    I'd be more worried about this!
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    edited 21 March at 4:04PM
    As posted above. Smart meters are about a million times below international agreed guideline.
    Better than Mobile phones and WiFi.

    What is concerning is that it took a year and a half to open the cupboard door in the bedroom? And to find a meter that is providing power to two properties.

    Who is paying the bills?
    The world is not ruined by the wickedness of the wicked, but by the weakness of the good. Napoleon
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