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I recently had a CCJ put against my name by northumbrian water, i moved out of a property in june 2019 back to my parents house and cancelled my accout with NW.

I had went through a name change so when i cancelled the account it was in my old name, since i left NW created a new account in my new name with out my consent and have billed me for nearly 3 years of water rates.

When i questioned how this can be done they said they dont need my consent to charge me as the had an assumpion i still lived there, surely this is illegal.

Can any help and shed any light on this

Thank you in advance

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  • CardewCardew Forumite
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    Was the property that you moved from, rented or owned?

    Do you know who occupied it after you left? Or was it left empty?

    Did you give them a forwarding address?

    Did you stop paying Council Tax, gas and electricity at the old address and were you still on voting register?

    Obviously millions of people move out of a property and there isn't a problem. However when nobody takes over the account a water company can investigate and they presumably have reason to think you are still responsible for the account. 

    What paperwork from NW have you received since you moved out?.

     
  • FoleyFoleyFoleyFoley Forumite
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    I rented the property and i was re occupied shortly after in had moved out, i would say within 2 month.

    There was no forwarding address but all other accounts i had were either cancelled or moved to my new address.

    I stopped paying council tax and i am currently waiting on a duplicate final council tax being sent to me so i can prove this to NW.

    I moved my electoral voting address and have since voted at my new address confirming this is correct.

    I have received no paperwork from NW i can only assume any correspondence have gone to my previous address, the 1st thing i knew about this was when i received the CCJ
  • QrizBQrizB Forumite
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    I have received no paperwork from NW i can only assume any correspondence have gone to my previous address, the 1st thing i knew about this was when i received the CCJ
    So you didn't receive the CC summons or any of the other paperwork concerning your court case, only the CCJ at the end of it? That's odd.

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  • FoleyFoleyFoleyFoley Forumite
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    As i had moved out of the property nearly 3 year ago, i assume any correspondence went to the previous address
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