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    • rkc86
    • By rkc86 11th Oct 17, 7:30 PM
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    Separate electric supply from flat/shop
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    • 11th Oct 17, 7:30 PM
    Separate electric supply from flat/shop 11th Oct 17 at 7:30 PM
    I have a flat above a commercial shop, rented to two separate people. The flat only uses electric but uses the electric downstairs. How can I can separate the two? The supplier is E. On, do they do it and how much? Or is it an independent company? Thanks
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 11th Oct 17, 8:30 PM
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    • 11th Oct 17, 8:30 PM
    You need to:
    (a) get your electrician to separate the shop's and flat's wiring
    (b) get your DNO (distribution network operator) to install a new supply
    (c) get a new supplier to install a meter and set up billing

    The DNO will not now run the supply to the flat through the shop, so you will probably need a new supply brought in from the street outside.

    Alternatively if you intend to keep being the landlord of both properties you could get your electrician to install sub-meters to apportion the supplier's bill between the two premises. The meters must be MID approved and you must not resell the electricity at a profit.

    Basic meters 40, smart meters about 200.
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