Switching from business to domestic electric

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My husband has recently died, we had a small business together, the electricity supplied both the home and the business. I wish to retire, I'm well over pension age. I have a contract until the end of Dec '22. Will I be able to switch to domestic and how much notice do I give?
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  • Robin9
    Robin9 Posts: 12,132 Forumite
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    Who is your supplier ?

    Normally one months notice in writing if you are transferring from one business supplier to another.
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  • On_own
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    Thanks for the reply, I would not be switching supplier, SSE, only changing to a domestic billing.
  • QrizB
    QrizB Posts: 13,822 Forumite
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    SSE offer both business and domestic tariffs. You should probably speak to them and see if they can switch you over at the end of your current contract.
    This is a relatively unusual request and it might take a bit of effort to make it happen.
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  • Robin9
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    On_own said:
    Thanks for the reply, I would not be switching supplier, SSE, only changing to a domestic billing.
    That's good news - I was thinking you may be (like me) with someone who does not offer a domestic tariff.

    Contact SSE Business - not Domestic.
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  • On_own
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    Thanks again, I spoke to a lovely young man at SSE, apparently I have to wait until the contract runs out and then request again. He was sorry he couldn't help me this time.
  • SAC2334
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    On_own said:
    Thanks again, I spoke to a lovely young man at SSE, apparently I have to wait until the contract runs out and then request again. He was sorry he couldn't help me this time.
    Read carefully the terms and conditions of the business contract to see if this is correct ..Business contracts can be as long as three years..What would happen if the business failed and closed for good .From what I remember about switching from business to domestic part of the switch terms were to show your council tax status because first thing you would have to do is change that over from business to standard council tax banding .
    I used to work for British Gas and remember them needing proof of council tax status when reverting from business to domestic ..BG were both business and domestic suppliers 
  • macman
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    Just because the electricity is on a business tariff doesn't mean that the whole property is on business rates rather than CT. OP, what is the nature of the property. Flat over a shop, with the supplies not split?
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  • Jonboy_1984
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    Who’s name is on the contract? 

    Is it a limited company, yourself, your late husband or both of your names?
  • Robin9
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    On_own said:
    Thanks again, I spoke to a lovely young man at SSE, apparently I have to wait until the contract runs out and then request again. He was sorry he couldn't help me this time.
    This is too important to rely on a phone call - write to SSE Business to terminate contract wef 31 Dec and apply for a domestice supply. There may be difficulties in metering if your business had a heavy demand
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