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i have a debt with united utilities and have been paying by direct debit 100 a month. but checking my bank today they have taken 355.00 from the account without even informing me . are they allowed to do this.......

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No it could be a breach of the direct debit guarantee. However they may have sent a notification which has not reached you. Do you have paperless billing?

 

Seems a big hike, was the £100/month based on actual readings?

 

I would definately get in touch to get more info.


The views I express here are mere speculation based on my experience. I am not qualified nor insured to give legal advice and any action you take will be at your own risk.

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no i have my bill. it says the last was an actual reading but it wasnt. and the bill says your payment will be 100.00 the first payment for this bill to be taken 5th july which it was, but the august payment then was 355.00. my bill shows my past payments of 100.00.

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Check your reading first, could be an error here (apart from saying they have read it when they havent!). If a higher reading has been put through that could be the cause for the hike, but at the same time you should have been notified of the increase. They may well have sent a letter but royal mail isnt the most reliable service!

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Atlantic Electric & Gas did that to me and as we live on benefits only, they wiped my account out and left us with £4 to live on for the week. I immediately cancelled the direct debit and switched to a standing order!

 

I am now applying for a scheme called Fuel Direct which allows for continued payment of useage and a portion towards arrears. Especially useful if you are on benefits.

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