Water bill at old address registered in my name
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Hi all, My parents and I moved into their new flat back in June 2019 and 2 months later I moved out to relocate for a job. Southern Water are contacting me for an unpaid bill at my parents flat as an account was never set up. Having called southern water (they are my supplier in my current address), they say as no one set up an account they looked on records to see who lived there and automatically set it up in my name.
My parents said they'll call to have it put in their name so thats not a problem, but Southern Water have said if its not done ASAP they'll put the unpaid bill on my credit record.
Can they just do that? I never set up the account and they literally pulled my name out of a hat or something, surely they can't pick someone at random and send defaults to their credit record?