Wife being chased by BW Legal over a debt that isn't hers
We moved house last December. The house itself and all of the bills were in my name.
On the day of completion we took final meter readings and submitted them to EON.
All was well up until a couple of months ago when my wife got a written letter from BW Legal saying she owed approx £100 for a period of around 16 days after we'd moved out. I have a feeling the new owners of the property didn't properly move in until 16 days after completion, and as such there is a 16 day period they are trying to get away without paying. As an aside £100 for 16 days of little usage seems very steep but that's not really my problem.
The only thing my wife had in her name was her bank account, and I'm assuming BW Legal have acquired our new address (and tied her to the old address) from this.
My wife replied to BW Legal and told them it wasn't her house it was her husbands, the energy account wasn't in her name, and that the property was sold before the period in question.
After a couple of weeks they replied and asked for a letter of completion from our conveyancer. This has kind of rubbed me up the wrong way because the house was not hers, and the letter of completion is not hers (it is mine). Not to mention it is now in storage in the garage so I have little inclination to go rummaging around in there trying to find it.
So my wife replied again, stating she does not have the letter of completion because it is not hers, but they are free to go on the Government Land Registry website, pay £3 and download the title document which will show who owns the house and when they bought it.
BW Legal have (after several weeks) replied today stating that they don't accept the Land Registry as evidence, could she get the letter of completion from her husband.
So finally she has done what she should have done all along, which is to reply with the "prove it" letter.
I'm thinking these clowns aren't going to go away until I dig out this bloody letter and send it to them, which I really don't want to do. But I suspect eventually my wife will have to go to court and show the letter to a judge anyway if I don't?
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