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    • RayKF
    • By RayKF 6th Sep 17, 10:58 AM
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    Landlords and Energy
    Landlords have three chief concerns -

    1. That you pay your rent regularly and on time.
    2. That you look after your rented accom and the items it contains that are the landlords property.
    3. That you promptly pay all the bills connected with the property - gas, electricity, water, phone line etc.

    Apart from that, anything else you do is pretty much up to you. I've been renting my home for 14 years and I change energy suppliers whenever I spot a good deal. I don't see any need to trouble the landlord about it. I've had a water meter fitted too - that saved me a huge amount of money and I got a substantial rebate! Martin's excellent advice, website and blogs have been an enormous help to me over the years. If you don't take his advice, you're being very foolish. So don't mess around - get switching!
    • qwertyty
    • By qwertyty 6th Sep 17, 10:21 PM
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    I'm thinking of switching my supplier at my rented place, if I was to switch tomorrow, what date would I do the final readings from the meters to give to my current suppliers?
    • andytheplumber
    • By andytheplumber 28th Feb 18, 6:34 PM
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    Switching from PP meters
    We have rented our home for 6 years and until 2 years ago we had PP meters and I never really bothered to switch suppliers or meters until a flyer came through the letter box from EDF. There was no problem with getting the LL's permission to change meters. When I asked him, he said he didn't even realise we had PP meters. It's often a lot easier if you don't rent through a letting agent. They seem to create issues. It was a bit painful actually getting the meters changed. Lots of missed appointments with the gas meter but it was worth it. Got a 2 year fixed deal with EDF until June 2018. DD is £78 per month but after first year we got a refund and probably will this year too. Although my credit is "OK" for utilities, EDF don't (or didn't in 2016) do a credit check so, there's no real excuse to get stuck with PP meters unless you actually prefer them.
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