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    • i suspect the charge on the Land registry site against the house reads:   2. (XX.XX.2007) RESTRICTION: No disposition of the registered estate is to be completed by registration without a certificate signed by the applicant or his conveyancer that written notice of the disposition was given to XX Council at P.O. Box XX, STREET, TOWN, POSTCODE, being the person with the benefit of a Charge under Section 22 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983.   ..............   that is a restriction k and is useless to the council, as all 'legally' your have to do is inform them AFTER the house has been sold . then it's too late money has gone.   dx
    • I have got a copy of the charge. The Land Registry responded to say that the document attached to the RX1 was as follows. The A4 document headed 'Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 and National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990' is a statutory charge. However as the person concerned (your late father) was one of joint proprietors of the property, the charge could not be registered or noted. Instead it was protected by registration of a restriction.   This is a statutory charge that has arisen under section 22 of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983.   Unfortunately the Land Registry blog was discontinued on 30 June 2020 [I only found out today!] they're waiting for a new platform which could take a few weeks - so I haven't been able to obtain any other advice, other than what I found in the Hardwick and co website today which stated that S22 of HASSA had been repealed and stated that    After 1 April 2015 a Local Authority will only be able to recover unpaid care home fees by securing a judgment debt either in the County Court or the High Court (s69(1) of the Act). and The Act increases the time limit for the recovery of a debt comprising of unpaid care home fees from three years to six years from the date the sum becomes due   hence I thought that as the fees had not been paid and more than 3 years had elapsed that perhaps the charge was no longer extant?    If the restriction is such that the CS only has to notify the council [and there's no restriction on me selling] then I thought the sale could proceed while I continue to battle it out with the council. Who haven't been in touch now since 2016.   This is all very complicated - I'm sure it could be simplified!!   Thank you      
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I have been a British Gas customer for several years and in several addresses,

 

 

not because I think they're great, but because 3 house moves ago they failed to provide a monthly bill for 9 months and then hit me with the lot a couple of weeks before that xmas.

 

 

I spent the next 3 years sufficiently in arrears as a result that I was unable to switch.

 

 

For a home occupied mainly at evenings and weekends by 2 adults and a teenager I was paying £4-500 per month.

 

We moved house again at the end of July and informed British Gas (again).

I was asked to pay a deposit for both new gas and electricity accounts (£125 and £90),

 

 

was given a sales order number for each account and advised that it may take "up to 2 weeks" to set up the accounts.

 

 

I have signed in to my online British Gas customer page every week since (nearly 3 months),

only to find the same sales order numbers and the new account setup status as "in progress".

 

 

Until today. There's nothing there.

Where have they gone?

Why?

Who is my energy supplier?

Do I even have one??


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You will have an energy supplier, though if British Gas have not sorted out your order yet it may be whoever the previous occupier used.

 

The following link has the contact numbers for finding out who your gas and electricity supplier is:

 

https://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/guides/who-supplies-my-electricity-and-gas/

 

I do think you will need to contact British Gas in any case, to establish the status of your order and if they haven't been able to take over the supply, then they will need to tell you why.

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Hi

 

If your account has PAYG meters then this why, the British Gas online account is so poor at telling you what is going on, its not designed for PAYG but normal meters.

 

I got £20 compo off them as they told me my Gas belonged to an unknown company even though Scottish Power had confirmed both my Gas and Electricity is now with British Gas

 

The woman on the phone told me the online account has this issue with PAYG meters and it will fix itself when they install my smart meters, that's another story though, as that takes months to do so.

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