Is abstracting electricity a criminal or civil offence?

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    #16
    Some body has removed the seals, so it wasn't a fault with the meter - it was deliberately messed with.

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      #17
      As the meter is outside the tenant could of course ring the Police and inform them that the seals have been stolen and ask for a Crime Reference Number.

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        #18
        I fitted solar to our house 18 months ago and our lecky usage has dropped a lot, especially in the summer .... I’m surprised that we haven’t been investigated, but they could have sent a meter reader round who would seen the panels

        the 18 months into the tenancy sounds like they were tipped off

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          #19
          The tenant emailed me to say that she doesn't think she should pay to have a faulty meter fixed so I suggested she contact Ofgem, CAB and find a solicitor who would give her a free interview for advice.

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            #20
            Supplier suggests theft

            tenant suggests faulty meter

            so given the supplier is supposed to read the meter every year, why didn’t they spot this earlier ...

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              #21
              The supplier is saying that the 'fault' occurred a year into the tenancy, so they must have read the meter then and noticed the 'fault'.

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                #22
                That sounds very odd - so why didn't they act on it immediately?

                How much are we talking about?

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                  by Neelix
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                  by Neelix
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                  by jpucng62
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                  by billl
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                  by baldelectrician
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                  by baldelectrician
                  Use a fully approoved contractor.

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