markmas wrote: »
It says in the article that having a water meter may effect your house price when you sell your house. However, in my experience when i moved house last August I was told by the water company that I had to have a water metter fitted.
Apparently, they say, anyone moving into a house now must have a water meter fitted - This was Southern Water, but they said it was a nationwide regulation that this should happen.
So, if that is true, then it should not effect your house price.
gingertop01 wrote: »
One point that doesn't seem to be addressed is another saving.
If your surface water (i.e. water draining from your roof etc) does not drain into the public sewer you are allowed to claim a saving from your water rates. This is if you have a soakaway.
All you have to do is contact the utilities and they will come round and inspect your property and confirm that fact and then you will get a reduction. You have to claim, it will not be done automatically.
MSE_Archna wrote: »
You shouldn't have to have a water meter fitted if you're moving house. However there is talk of making water meters compulsory in areas that are water stressed - Southern Water being one of them. But this is some way off yet.
Also if you are moving into a house that already has a water meter fitted you are unfortunately stuck with it.
The change comes in from Sunday 24 October
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