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  • Reply to Communal lighting issue
    by jpucng62
    Utility companies are not allowed to cut people off in case it causes undue hardship.

    When a tenant moves into a property that become liable for the usage on a deemed contract even if they don’t open an account. I would suggest that the occupants are liable for the usage.

    ...
    28-09-2020, 14:14 PM
  • Communal lighting issue
    by Shalanne
    Hi all,

    I own and rent out the ground floor flat of a building that has one other flat upstairs.

    It has come to light, that the original owner of the upstairs flat had installed a third "landlord's" meter to provide light for the single light in the hallway downstairs....
    28-09-2020, 12:50 PM
  • Reply to Communal lighting issue
    by jpkeates
    I don't really understand how that works.
    Are you and the "other landlord" landlord leaseholders and, together, the freeholder?
    Why is the "other landlord" not the owner of upstairs and you the owner of downstairs?

    Who is responsible for the bill would be...
    28-09-2020, 14:05 PM
  • Reply to Communal lighting issue
    by Shalanne
    Some are suggesting that because myself and the other owner are now the landlord's, we inherit that meter even though when we bought our properties we were never made aware of it or, in my case, consulted before it was installed. I don't understand why they didn't just stop supplying power after 3 months...
    28-09-2020, 13:44 PM
  • Reply to Communal lighting issue
    by flyingfreehold
    you aren't liable. For the sake of one bulb just spur off your flat with a maintained bulkhead, more cost effective than a landlords account. A manintained common parts light is one with a rechargeable battery which will come on in a power failure. If however you let your flat to a council or housing...
    28-09-2020, 13:44 PM
  • Reply to Communal lighting issue
    by Shalanne
    Well Scottish Power is saying someone has to pay and they suggesting that's the current landlords which is me and the other flat owner. They absolutely won't make any changes like removing it, switching supply off or anything because our names weren't on the original account before it was closed. It...
    28-09-2020, 13:43 PM
  • Reply to Communal lighting issue
    by Shalanne
    By OP, do you mean me?...
    28-09-2020, 13:41 PM
  • Reply to Communal lighting issue
    by jpkeates
    Utility contracts are created on a deemed use basis.
    I can't imagine anyone can be liable unless they own the meter - so, I imagine, the first time power was used after the account had closed, the meter owner became liable.

    I've never understood how you can "use" a standing...
    28-09-2020, 13:38 PM
  • Reply to Rent repayment order and deposit penalty
    by KTC
    The date on an order should be the date it were made, even if it take the courts months to type up and send to the parties. That said, I wouldn't necessarily be surpised if stats goes with the date they are eventually send to parties.
    28-09-2020, 13:35 PM
  • Rent repayment order and deposit penalty
    by Itsamoopoint
    Hello,
    I have been a tenant in England for four years. Everything was fine on both my part and the landlords part until earlier this year. My landlord has always had a habit of letting himself in, either into the house itself or the garden,with no notice. By March,I’d had enough and sent a letter,...
    25-09-2020, 18:19 PM
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