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    • tomlambert
    • By tomlambert 5th Jul 18, 1:35 PM
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    New homeowner high electricity bill - advice please
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    • 5th Jul 18, 1:35 PM
    New homeowner high electricity bill - advice please 5th Jul 18 at 1:35 PM
    Hello, Thanks in advance for reading my post.

    I've just bought my first apartment and I thought I had setup all my utility and council tax accounts for the new place. I've been in since December so its been about 6 months in total.

    I rang up SSE to find out why I hadn't had a bill and they told me that the new account had never been setup, asked me when I had moved in and for the meter readings from then and now, and then sent me a bill for 1,073.

    This seems high to me and its probably because I'm was forced onto their standard tariff, with the unhelpful custom services rep stating that he couldn't put me on a lower tariff in hindsight only for future bills, and it was my responsibility to ring them and setup the account which I've failed to do.

    I do agree that I forgot to do this so its kinda my fault, but is responsibility really implied? I don't want to get out of paying the bill I just think it would be fair to use a normal lower tariff rather than the inflated standard tariff.

    Do you guys agree or should I just be quiet and pay it. It would be 166 per month for a 2 bed flat (electricity only).

    Thank youuu!
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    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 6th Jul 18, 9:43 PM
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    OP
    Did you take the reading when you moved in?
    Originally posted by notbritishgas
    I'm assuming so as they said...

    asked me when I had moved in and for the meter readings from then and now, and then sent me a bill for 1,073.
    Originally posted by tomlambert
    So it seems like the bill is based on actual readings the OP supplied.

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