3 Flats linked to one Electricity meter

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    3 Flats linked to one Electricity meter

    Hello everyone

    I have been in my new flat about a month and as far as I can work out all there is only one electricity meter in the building of 3 flats. There are electricity swtich boxes marked A, B, C for the three flats, which are all wired to one meter.

    I had been told by the letting agants that the other flats had their meters in their flats and the one in the halway is mine, however I bumped into one of the other flat occupants looking at the meter and they asked if I knew which was theirs.

    So at the moment I am concluding that all three flats are linked to one electricity meter, thus we would have to organise splitting the bill somehow. Does anyone know if this is legal? All of the flats have seperate front doors and are numbered 53A, 53B, 53C. I'm guessing the letting agents (who own the propery) will refuse to install seperate meters if it is legal for them to have it as it is now.


    Many Thanks

    #2
    Originally posted by Sticklebricks View Post
    I have been in my new flat about a month and as far as I can work out all there is only one electricity meter in the building of 3 flats. There are electricity swtich boxes marked A, B, C for the three flats, which are all wired to one meter.

    I had been told by the letting agants that the other flats had their meters in their flats and the one in the halway is mine, however I bumped into one of the other flat occupants looking at the meter and they asked if I knew which was theirs.

    So at the moment I am concluding that all three flats are linked to one electricity meter, thus we would have to organise splitting the bill somehow. Does anyone know if this is legal?
    Can't comment on the legality, but it sounds extraordinarily dodgy to me. Who's the poor schmuck who has his name on the bill for the meter which apparently supplies three flats? Would that be you? Because that's who the electric co will be chasing for payment of the bill, and if so I hope the other tenants are reasonable people. What happens if any of them decide they don't want to pay up? Or just quit the property with no forwarding address?

    To be honest the whole scenario sounds like a conversion done below the radar of the Planning and Building Control departments. I wonder what other issues there are?

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      #3
      So who are you paying your elec till to?

      Have the other tenants looked properly? they may well have a meter in their flat, turn off the switch that does you flat, see if the meter is still going ?

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        #4
        As far as I can work out from the post that arrives Flat A are paying the bill. I'm not sure how long they have lived in the block, for longer than me anyway.

        Interestingly I have found out that Flat C is occuppied by someone who works for the letting agents (who own the propery) as a handyman. And that the previous occupier of the flat I am in was an employee too.

        So I seem to be in a tricky situation. Can I conclude that the guy in Flat C understands the situation and knows that Flat A are paying for all of the electricity?

        Does anyone know if I can get them to install a meter?

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          #5
          Ring the leccy Co, provide address and ask for details of last bill, name on account, start - end of bill meter readings. Speak to flat A
          Each bill contains the serial number of the applicable meter.

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