Electricity Meter help

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    Electricity Meter help

    Hi
    Bought a property containing 3 flats (and commercial property ground floor). I bought the property approx 3 years ago and has been left empty.
    I am now in the process of renovating the flats.

    Each flat has an old electricity meter (card meter).
    Each meter is flashing with debt of £999.99

    I haven't used any electricity (and there's no gas in the property either). I don't really fancy paying 3 x £999.99 to get these cleared.

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what should I do? Who do I contact? I have no idea who the previous utility company was.

    I made the mistake of not contacting the utility company the day I bought the property.

    Thanks in advance

    #2
    I would suggest to get in contact with your conveyance/ solicitor and see who previously owned it, I would also contact the gas company and see what they say.

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      #3
      Chances are the tariffs have some element of standing charge, so you may very well owe three years (x3) of that at least.
      When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
      Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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        #4
        if you can read the serial numbers off the meters, it won't matter too much which supplier you ring up - given the meter serial number, they ought to be able to tell you who current supplier actually is.

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          #5
          Call the number for your area - http://www.energynetworks.org/info/f...-operator.html
          It's been an automated service when I've used it.
          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).

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            #6
            Are they possibly private (not belonging to the utility) meters? Is there another meter on the premises?
            To save them chiming in, JPKeates, Theartfullodger, Boletus, Mindthegap, Macromia, Holy Cow & Ted.E.Bear think the opposite of me on almost every subject.

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