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Scottish Power debt. Housemate's mother was Guarantor for bills.

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Lived with a girl until January 2020. Our tenancy agreement (AST) said we are both equally liable for all bills but also that her mother was Guarantor for the agreement as a whole, including said bills.


It was verbally agreed that as I paid Council Tax, and some other bills, she was responsible for Scottish Power and some others. She reneged on this and, perhaps importantly, had my name added to the Scottish Power (henceforth SP) account without my agreement or knowledge.


I never signed anything with them (although I had of course signed AST). SP said that the any dispute over liability comes down to what was agreed in the AST.


Am I correct to think that

1. Her adding my name is allowed but

2. Due to the AST her mother is ultimately liable?


Finally, which if any scenarios going forward, besides me clearing the balance, would damage my credit score?


 I'm currently paying a payment plan to slowly pay it off to avoid any damage but have also advised, verbally and in writing, that I don't believe I'm liable.


The girl late twenties woman has no intention of paying anything, and is financially very hard up but I am very reluctant to be saddled with this, and SP have cheekily told me I should quadruple my monthly payment to clear the balance faster.

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Stop paying let it fall to the guarantor cant hurt you nor your credit file 

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1 hour ago, dx100uk said:

Stop paying let it fall to the guarantor cant hurt you nor your credit file 


But only after they have exhausted all avenues with the tenants...but in reality she cant add your name to the agreement nor can SP add it without your written consent.



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