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Cagger since : Jan 2010
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Being made to pay someone elses electricity bill
I moved into my new place home.
Contacted the utility providers.
The electricity company sent someone to read the meter.
I then receive my 1st bill as expected.
What I didn't expect, was for it to be dated *prior* to my ownership of the property.
I contacted the company and identifiedthe mistake.
They accepted I was a new customer but,
They said there was still an outstanding amount on that meter.
I said, contact the people that owe you the money and take my name off *their* bill.
They said they dont have *their* details and until I provide them with a name and address I'm liable for the debt!
I think this is very unfair and have sent them the legal stuff to show when I 1st took over the property.
They have since separated the two accounts to enable me to pay what I do owe, yet they have not removed my name from the other bill.
I can probably track down the new address of the previous occupants but given the way they have treated me I don't feel like doing their work for them.
Am I obliged to provide this information?