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I have repeatedly tried to get a smart meter installed and British Gas has failed to do so. They attended the property, and then said they needed access to next door too and would arrange access. They have failed to do so. They have repeatedly missed appointments at installing a smart meter at all. They have however tried to sell me a new boiler, even lying and claiming that my present boiler could "blow up". Their words, not mine. An independent gas inspector burst out laughing. :mad2:

 

Anyway, what is the legal perspective of this. It is impossible to monitor energy use with an ancient gas meter in the cellar. My lodger burns energy like god knows what by having the heating on 28c at 4am and cannot see the results of it - I'm getting fed up with £800 per quarter gas bills.

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Switch suppliers...they will soon fit one.

 

Regards

 

Andy


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Why does the supplier need to visit next door at the same time as you?

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1) 12 month contract

2) Listed house. I have the lower two floors, there's a flat above. Gas supply comes in through my lower floor but there's only one meter down here, the other was removed over a decade ago right before the house was listed.

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How many separate dwellings?

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1) 12 month contract

2) Listed house. I have the lower two floors, there's a flat above. Gas supply comes in through my lower floor but there's only one meter down here, the other was removed over a decade ago right before the house was listed.

 

Ah the missing details from your initial post...is their a Property Manager/Estate or do you privately own the flat ?


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Sounds like it might be an idea to get the separate meter reinstalled for the lodger...preferably Smart Meters for both floors .....then the problem is resolved.....


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switch lodgers, it will be cheaper and better in the long run. Monitoring use wont stop the lodger being a thoughtless twit.

 

Switch suppliers...they will soon fit one.

 

Regards

 

Andy

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2 separate dwellings.

Please make this clear,

 

2 dwellings, two separate addresses, does the lodger live with you in your dwelling or are you saying you have a Tennant in the other flat but your referring to them as a lodger?.

 

Irrespective of who owns what, you cannot force a Tennant to change their meters for smart meters.

Wait till end of tenancy served with a section 21. Make them move and then you can do what you want

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Oh god I have a lodger, not a tenant. How can a lodger have a separate meter when they share a property with you :lol:

 

All I wanted to know was if I could force them to install a smart meter.

 

*bangs head* I give up.

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simple answer

 

no you cannot

answered that in post 12

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What are you hoping to get from a smart meter other than having to go into the cellar?

They don't do much and if you switch suppliers they don't (for now) transfer.

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