Electricity supply in communal areas
This has meant that the tenant was effectively paying for electricity for communal areas. Furthermore, the letting agent had a keymeter installed for the tenant. When the supply ran out the electricity supply for the communal areas did so as well. This left the communal areas without security lighting or fire alarms.
Even when the letting agent replenished the keymeter with £30, this ran out in under a week - extremely strange for an empty flat.
The management agency has quoted a cost of £2000 from the electricity company. This would have to be agreed and shared between all flat owners in the block.
I purchased this flat four years ago. It appears that the electricity for communal areas has always been routed to the supply for my flat.
I would like any legal guidance on this matter. If an insurance claim arose, it would not be honoured due to this problem.
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