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Hello everyone, I have moved to my current flat 7 months ago. The flat used to be the office of a restaurant directly below and I rented it from the boss of the restaurant.

 

The landlord has been using a business supplier called Opus for electricity supplies, and he didn't swich it back to domestic supplier after i moved in and no one has told me about who my electricity supplier is.

 

At first i was feeling a bit odd that i didn't receive any electricity bill for the past 7 months, but then i thought maybe the landlord used to pay his bill half yearly or annually. Just today i finally got a electricity bill from Opus demanding payment of almost £1800, i was totally shocked. It was not expected at all, i didn't think i was using electricity from a business supplier as the landlord knew the flat isn't going to be for business purpose anymore and i would expect him to switch to a domestic supplier before he let it out, if not then he should at least tell me to switch it. Price they charged is more than 6 times higher than what british gas charges.

 

I have absolutely no idea what to do now, i am a university student and i just don't think i could afford to pay that bill now. Could anyone here give me some advices on that matter please?

 

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if it is just addressed to 'the occupier' then its not your bill

there are rules surrounding this.

 

if it has your name on it who told them.

 

i think you really need to take this issue up with your LL

 

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