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    • said it twice now - a letter of claim..click and read   fleecers leave things until near SB date so as to wrack up maximum interest they can get on the debt   as long as all your debt owner on any debt that you might have used/paid within say the last 7 yrs have in writing been told of your correct and current address, and all of your old addresses are showing on your credit file as linked addresses then you should be ok.   dx  
    • Hi thanks for your help, I’ve sent the letter. I am worried though that I won’t know what to ignore and what to not? Will the notice of claim be marked as such ans can I post back on here if I get one?  Also- how do I know I haven’t had a CCJ already ? I just can’t quite understand why they would wait this long ? thanks 
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    • It's clear, but it's. Not correct. The 2000 was for other work also  I do understand what you're saying but it may be easier for me to show you a copy of the invoice then we can be completely correct.   I will send a copy this evening after work if you don't mind.
    • I'm not too sure what to suggest other than to keep on trying during the day and try again tomorrow. I suppose that it is just possible that they have now filed an acknowledgement and that in some way it has overlapped with the end of the 14 day period – which apparently ended on Sunday. If you are not able to enter judgement by tomorrow, then I think you should phone the court. Keep on trying throughout the day.
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Scottish Power - High electric/gas bill


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Since being on furlough I have taken time to address certain issues.

 

One of which is reviewing my bank statements and direct debits and I noticed that my electricity/ gas bills are in the region of £400 per month.

 

I believe that because my readings have been continually estimated this has led to very high bills.

I spoke with the energy company concerned (Scottish Power) and they had a higher elec reading on record (taken back in Nov 2019) than the current reading (which did not make sense).

 

They agreed to monitor the reading for a week to see how much elec I actually consume.

This will then be used to determine what refund (if any) is due. 

 

My question is that if I prove that I have been over paying for my elec, how far back can I go to claim a refund? 

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more importantly why are YOU not taking and putting readings up on their website.??

 

once the account is sorted, if it is in credit 

you can goto you online portal and request the credit balance back .

 

 

 

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

 

DCA's view debtors as suckers, marks and mugs

 

NO DCA has ANY legal powers whatsoever on ANY debt no matter what it's Type

and they

are NOT and can NEVER  be BAILIFFS. even if a debt has been to court..

 

If everyone stopped blindly paying DCA's Tomorrow, their industry would collapse overnight... 

 

 

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On 17/09/2020 at 00:55, Neo1 said:

My question is that if I prove that I have been over paying for my elec, how far back can I go to claim a refund? 

 

I understand your way of thinking but you don't "go back" through individual bills to claim a refund.

Your payments will have been credited to an account and the account will be debited according to usage, be it estimated or actual.

 

Any refund will be calculated by simply adjusting the total debit owed on the account inline with your readings, they may also offer to update your bills with the actual reading and your bills will essentially be zero until your usage has caught up with what you have already paid for.

 

It may get a bit complicated if you have changed tariffs over the years but that shouldn't cause you any issue because essentially you would have been overpaying on a cheaper tariff and the refund would be applied against the more expensive tariff (assuming your tariffs trend upwards not downwards). If this is not the case the difference is likely to be small and very difficult (but not impossible) to calculate for.

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