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    • x-caitlin-x
    • By x-caitlin-x 11th Sep 17, 12:51 PM
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    Current house on electricity only - new house has gas as well
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    • 11th Sep 17, 12:51 PM
    Current house on electricity only - new house has gas as well 11th Sep 17 at 12:51 PM
    I'm currently on a fixed-term contract for my electricity, to end in October 2018. I have an Economy 7 meter. I'm moving house shortly, and the new property has both gas and electric (not Economy 7).

    I'm not sure what this means for my current electricity contract. If my new house had the same set-up, then I'd just get in touch with the supplier and let them know that we'd moved. However, as the supply is different in the new house, we'll have to change tariffs, and I'm not sure if the contract allows for that.

    I did contact the supplier, but just got a standard 'what to do when you're moving' response, so I'm still in the dark! I assume that I'm terminating the contract early (as the contract was for a certain tariff which I can no longer use) and will have to pay the exit fees, but I'd be grateful if someone with more knowledge/experience could confirm that!
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    • dogshome
    • By dogshome 11th Sep 17, 2:01 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 2:01 PM
    Your present Electric
    Most suppliers do not charge exit fee's when you move house, check with your current supplier
    Take meter read on the day you move out and phone/Email it to your supplier, together with your new address so they can send you a Final Bill
    The new Elec & Gas house
    You must sign up with the current supplier/s
    to this house, give them meter reads and report your residencyon the day you move in.

    You will have the problem of not knowing what your annual Gas/Elec consumption is in a new house, best to ask the that supplier what the figures were for the previous owners consumption This is not infallable - The previous occupiers could have teenage kids who think switches only have an ON position, whilst you are just a couple, or vice versa.

    Be aware the supplier at the new house will put you onto their expensive Variable Standard Tariff, but once you have thier 'Welcome' paper work you can move to any other supplier you wish to

    Though you now have 'Duel Fuel'', search for prices on the comparision sites as "Elec only" and "Gas only" - There are savings to made ie, Zog who supply only Gas runs rings round most of the other suppliers
    Last edited by dogshome; 11-09-2017 at 2:04 PM.
    • Raxiel
    • By Raxiel 11th Sep 17, 2:03 PM
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    • 11th Sep 17, 2:03 PM
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    Your current contract ends when you move. Early exit fees do not usually apply in those circumstances.

    You will need to register with the existing supplier(s) at the new house as they will be in a 'deemed contract' to supply.
    Once that's done, you can, if you want to, switch the new house to the company you are currently with, but it will be a new contract.
    • x-caitlin-x
    • By x-caitlin-x 12th Sep 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 12:09 PM
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    • 12th Sep 17, 12:09 PM
    Thanks for the confirmation. Good tips on getting the best deal at the new house, so thanks for that as well. The previous owner was a single older woman (probate sale) and we've got two kids - who absolutely seem to think that 'on' is the only position for any switch - so asking the vendors may not give us a great idea, but I suppose it's worth asking anyway!
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