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I received a letter demanding £128 for a British Gas bill that dates back to April - August 2008.

 

I am the landlord of the property in question and had an acount at the time. The house was lying empty during these periods with services turned off. So nothing was ever used.

 

I sent past due a letter basically saying they had 28 days to prove to me that the debt was mine and provide me with the bills meter readings etc.

 

I had a letter of acknowledgement from them saying they had contacted British Gas and i would receive said bill with 28 days. These 28 days have now passed and during that time i have received another threatening letter demanding the money. Today i received a letter offering me a good will gesture of £64 and the account will be closed.

 

I phoned them asking where the proof was the debt was mine. They informed me that British Gas had archived my account and that the details werent available. They were demanding payment on phone so i told them where to go and hung up.

 

What should i do now? I am also based in Scotland.

 

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Hi

 

First off I'd be dealing with BG If you think about it I could write to you demanding money and then say sorry I have no proof but you need to pay me anyway.

 

I'd now ignore the fleecers.

 

Get on to BG and demand a copy of the bill. If they have archived it then they will damn well have to go and find it in my opinion.

 

Stay off the phone and do everything in writing

 

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Hi

 

First off I'd be dealing with BG If you think about it I could write to you demanding money and then say sorry I have no proof but you need to pay me anyway.

 

I'd now ignore the fleecers.

 

Get on to BG and demand a copy of the bill. If they have archived it then they will damn well have to go and find it in my opinion.

 

Stay off the phone and do everything in writing

 

ims

 

Thanks for the reply. I shall phone them. I can prove the house was empty by providing council tax letter.

 

I gave British Gas readings the day i got keys for the house but when tennant moved into my house in August 2008 it was the new tennant that gave the readings.I have no way of providing British Gas with the readings.

 

The gas and electricity was shut off.

 

I now have no way of proving i didnt use this gas.

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Thanks for the reply. I shall phone them.

 

Don't mate, keep everything in writing, that way you have a record. It may be tempting to vent your spleen at them but anything said in a phone conversation is almost useless.

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They wrote to me too about an overdue I had with British Gas over 5 years ago. By then I used to live in a property with a pre pay meter and an electric boiler.Called British Gas and they too told me that my account was archived so I rang Past Due Credit back telling them so but they still sending me letters. Last one arrived today with an impeding action.I just ignore them completely

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the best way to deal with past credit is to ignore em totally....and impending action means we will send you another letter in a week or two with more demands...nothing but hot air

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the best way to deal with past credit is to ignore em totally....and impending action means we will send you another letter in a week or two with more demands...nothing but hot air

 

Thank you. I'll just ignore them from now on as I have spoken to British Gas and they told me that my account was closed with no problem years ago.

When I asked to PDCS to provide me with a Bill from British Gas they refused and sent me that letter instead.

Hope they'll go quite

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