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We just recieved a bill for 380 pounds thats 3430kwh at 9.3p each for the period between the tenth of may to the first of July 53 days.

 

Does this seem a little too much to anybody ?

 

We live above a shop (which is on the same meter) the shop uses lighting a till and a basic kitchen during the day .There are 3 of us living in the flat upstairs. We have no tumble dryer or dishwasher and we use the emersion heater and oven for about an hour a day .

 

Apart from that we normally only use a laptop, tv and a few energy saving lightbulbs.

 

Something doesnt seem right here what do you think ?

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thats 64kWh a day.

 

thats a bit steep for a FLAT!

 

thats the same as leaving an 8kW power shower on for 8hrs in 24!

 

or almost a 3kW fires on full blast for 24/7

dx

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please don't hit Quote...just type we know what we said earlier..

 

if everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's tomorrow

the biggest financial industry in the UK, DCA;s would collapse overnight.

 

 

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If the previous quarterly bills were estimates, and this one had an actual reading, then that could explain the high amount.

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Ill give you a bit more info . When we moved in the electricity was supplied by another company . The owner of the shop downstairs switched to eon so we recieved a final bill from the old company for 75 quid . This was for the period of 1st of march to the 10th of may.

 

Im not sure if the final meter reading for this bill was supplied or estimated but im guessing this could be the problem.So what can we do about it ?

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They were given a meter reading yesterday as me and my girlfriend are moving out so they wanted to know how much to charge us.

 

Is a business tarriff more expensive then a domestic one ?

 

I guess we could just give them another one at the end of the week so they can see how excessive the bill seems.

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With a business tariff you are subject to different pricing structures, VAT at 17.5% and the Climate Change Levvy, an Agreed Read Dispute can be done to amend the opening meter read. To prove whether the read is wrong, a set of readings taken a week apart will be necessary, but it does sound as if the opening meter read is where the problem comes from

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Clearly the bill needs to be split, theres no way your using that much electricity, your annual bill for electricity would be £6935. Have you spoken to the guys that operate the shop below?

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Have a look at your bill, there will be a small grid of about 7 boxes, the top left box should be 01 or 02, any higher and you are on a commercial tariff.

 

I have come across shops who are on a domestic tariff, although this is not common.

 

When you moved in and the supplier was changed, did any of you think to check the meter reading to make sure you weren't being "ripped off?"

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If you were paying for al the electric then the shop had no right to switch suppliers without your consent. What is the arrangement between the shop and yourselves for the payment of utilities?

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also something to consider is the billing code of practice. It will not apply if you are classed as business use - which clearly you are not if you are domestic in a flat. This discrepancy needs to be sorted immediately.

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what !!!!

That is precisely my point. A domestic flat should NOT be on the same meter as a business. There needs to be 2 meters. Otherwise, if there is any problem the domestic consumer loses out on the rights under the Billing Code.

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