We have just had a demand for the payment of £21 in relation to a tenant that left our property several months ago. We have never signed an agreement with the utility company and were not aware of the debt.
This matter is many months old and when I said we weren't paying it they cited the following
As an owner who has not signed a standard contract with us you must pay us for all the energy you use and standing charges unless or until you switch suppliers. This is a legally binding contract. If you sign a standard contract, it will replace the deemed contract. The law relating to electricity in this matter is set out in an amendment to Schedule 6 of the Electricity Act 1989, contained in Schedule 4 paragraph 3 of the Utilities Act 2000. With regard to gas, the law is set out in the Gas Act 1986, Schedule 2B, paragraph 8 (as amended).
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