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    • MSE Fraser
    • By MSE Fraser 26th Nov 15, 10:31 AM
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    Avro Energy reviews: Give your feedback
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    • 26th Nov 15, 10:31 AM
    Avro Energy reviews: Give your feedback 26th Nov 15 at 10:31 AM
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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 07-09-2017 at 4:18 PM.
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    • wavelets
    • By wavelets 12th Feb 19, 1:36 PM
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    wavelets
    We went with Avro last year and recently did a renewal and I am really wishing we did not

    We are in credit - they will not pay it back even though this was said to happen before the renewal went through
    Originally posted by Shenstone
    It'll be carried forward and maybe used to reduce the monthly amount paid. But if you want it back, ask and I'm sure they will send it to you ... but they may increase your monthly paymenst as a result

    They have actioned the new price in the renewal despite us not hitting the renewal date yet
    Originally posted by Shenstone
    Unless the agreed otherwise before you transferred, that is quite usual across the whole industry

    Their phone lines are only open during working hours and rarely answered even then

    They do not respond to emails even to acknowledge receiving them

    One to AVOID imo

    Regards
    Andy
    Originally posted by Shenstone
    Presumably, none of this has changed recently, and yet you decided to renew with this supplier after being presumably content with them last year


    Welcome to MSE, btw
    • Shenstone
    • By Shenstone 12th Feb 19, 5:46 PM
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    Shenstone
    It'll be carried forward and maybe used to reduce the monthly amount paid. But if you want it back, ask and I'm sure they will send it to you ... but they may increase your monthly paymenst as a result
    Originally posted by wavelets
    They were very reluctant to even talk about it and it took some time and was "referred to a manager" and took more than one call it was very much a case where they seemed to want to hang onto the large balance in their favour at all costs. Even after calls and finally an agreement it seems that they will only process the refund after management review and a payment run some time later.

    Unless the agreed otherwise before you transferred, that is quite usual across the whole industry
    Originally posted by wavelets
    If I have a contract that starts with an agreed payment level from a certain date I do not expect to be charged that 10 days before the agreed date starts, and when I had responded to the email telling me they were taking the payment stating I was not happy for them to do so because there was a large balance in their favour(still no reponse on that). It may be usual in this industry, but it's a charlatan type practise IMO

    Presumably, none of this has changed recently, and yet you decided to renew with this supplier after being presumably content with them last year
    Originally posted by wavelets
    The dodgy behavior only came to light once I had agreed to renew and they started trying to back out of an agreement to settle the overpayment we had made in the prior year - I have used the rights I have in coolling off and am switching using the MSE cheap enteregy club... I'm still saying that they seem to be worth avoiding

    Welcome to MSE, btw
    Originally posted by wavelets
    I wish I had read more on this forum before I had renewed
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 12th Feb 19, 9:16 PM
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    . . . I have used the rights I have in coolling off and am switching using the MSE cheap enteregy club...
    Originally posted by Shenstone
    The cooling-off period only applies when you switch supplier. If you have switched to a fixed tariff then you may have to pay early-termination charges if you switch to another supplier. So be careful.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
    • Shenstone
    • By Shenstone 15th Feb 19, 9:01 PM
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    The cooling-off period only applies when you switch supplier. If you have switched to a fixed tariff then you may have to pay early-termination charges if you switch to another supplier. So be careful.
    Originally posted by Consumerist
    sorry wrong terminology - there were no exit fees and I was in the time that they said I could change my mind so I am not expecting further issues
    • sevenonine
    • By sevenonine 17th Feb 19, 12:46 PM
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    Avro problem re final bill and refund of £127credit
    These are first-rate sxxxxxxels - I switched from them on 10 January 2019. My last day with them was 5 January 2019 and I would have been on their standard tariff for 6 days (5-10 January 2019) with already £87 in credit. I rang to ask when I would receive their final statement and was told it would take 15 working days for the final statement and any refund would take a further 10 days.

    Well, I received their statement on 15 February 2019 showing a credit of £127. However, they calculated my tariff for 2 extra days 10-12 January 2019. In addition, they disputed my Gas reading of 10 January 2019 - I've never had any supplier dispute my reading! As I've kept my direct debit open- advised for money due to be paid or refunds - they even took my monthly payment of £57 on 26 January 2019 to which they were not entitled. Perhaps I should cancel it now before they take the next payment on 26 February!

    According to their complaints procedure, it progresses to various levels of their Customer Service before it can be raised with the Ombudsman.

    Please tell me how I can possibly thwart this corrupt company and receive my refund. Any dispute I raise with them, say about the extra 2 days charged, will only give them more time before they return what I am due.

    Also, should I cancel my direct debit Ė is this how they repay a refund?
    • Consumerist
    • By Consumerist 17th Feb 19, 2:03 PM
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    Consumerist
    These are first-rate sxxxxxxels - I switched from them on 10 January 2019. My last day with them was 5 January 2019 and I would have been on their standard tariff for 6 days (5-10 January 2019) with already £87 in credit. I rang to ask when I would receive their final statement and was told it would take 15 working days for the final statement and any refund would take a further 10 days.
    Well, I received their statement on 15 February 2019 showing a credit of £127. However, they calculated my tariff for 2 extra days 10-12 January 2019. In addition, they disputed my Gas reading of 10 January 2019 - I've never had any supplier dispute my reading! As I've kept my direct debit open- advised for money due to be paid or refunds - they even took my monthly payment of £57 on 26 January 2019 to which they were not entitled. Perhaps I should cancel it now before they take the next payment on 26 February!
    According to their complaints procedure, it progresses to various levels of their Customer Service before it can be raised with the Ombudsman.
    Please tell me how I can possibly thwart this corrupt company and receive my refund. Any dispute I raise with them, say about the extra 2 days charged, will only give them more time before they return what I am due.
    Also, should I cancel my direct debit – is this how they repay a refund?
    Originally posted by sevenonine
    OK. Firstly, if you switch within (or after) the 49-day switching window then suppliers are obliged to keep you on your previously contracted tariff until you do switch. They should not change your tariff to their standard variable before you switch.

    Second, unfortunately the only way to refer a complaint to the ombudsman is to first start the supplier's complaints procedure. You can refer the complaint 8 weeks after you first raised the issue complained about. Sadly, there is no way round this protracted procedure if you want to involve the Ombudsman.

    If you have switched then there is nothing to stop you cancelling the DD at your bank. You should advise Avro that you have done so - preferably as soon as possible so they cannot claim you involved them in the unnecessary expense of a rejected DD. Some suppliers claim that they will need to refund by cheque in these circumstances but I regularly cancel mine when I've switched and they have always used the DD system to refund.

    At the moment there is little customers can do to thwart the energy companies financial skulduggery. It just takes time.

    Things are a-changing, however. From spring refunds must be made within 10 working days of final bills - Ofgem is still cogitating how long final bills should take but it looks likely to be 6 weeks after a switch. Avro seems to be taking full advantage of the time allowed.
    Last edited by Consumerist; 17-02-2019 at 2:16 PM.
    Warning: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
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