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  • Buy-to-Let

    Tenant fiddled with the electric ...

    Thanks for all your comments

    Really has relaxed me abit sharing this problem.

    I know from the neighbours that there's  people going in and out drink/drugs  but definitely don't think a cannabis farm as social are always InTouch with her and at the house.

    I know the electric has nothing to do with me but now she knows she's not getting anywhere she's then went to plan B which now I'm involved as I have to deal with the environmental health .She knows the system well.

    Also I just know if her kids get took off her she will tell everyone that it was due to this house being unfit to live in which is so not true as that just wouldn't happen anyway.

    I presume the box was left in a dangerous state so they would of had no option but to remove it just hope I don't fit the bill to have it refitted when she does go.

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    I would invite a few neighbours in when she's moved out and let them see for themselves what she was like.

    As others have said utility companies put back prepayment meters, by all means notify the local council housing team what has been going on, it might save you hassle if she tries to blame you.
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    Do not start eviction as she will be seen seen as victim.

    Point out it is her criminal activity that has cost this and she needs to contact energy supplier to sort this out.

    As for environmental health they are not stupid. I don't believe they can hold you responsible for this. It is not like a broken down boiler.

    As you say sounds like you tenant is a nightmare.

    If and I can't see it environmental health try for e you to pay for meter come back to group .
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    A tenant can get a prepay meter fitted for free - but landlord has to pay to have a credit meter reinstalled!

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    Then raise a complaint via CEO of utility company, charge refunded.

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    I recently bought a house where the meter had been removed, it's been painful so far.

    Completed on house 3rd August, meter to be fitted 24th September. Its free but I have to pay 500 deposit before they give me a fitting date, and I get the deposit back only when I close the account.

    I believe from the utility co. That the meter was removed due to tenant tampering with it
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    Slowly working towards financial freedom

    Thanks everyone for giving me advice

    I will see what tomorrow brings

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    The Refit of the Electricity Metre is done by The Electrity Board I advise you also Contact The Housing Ombudsmans they can help you.
    Gary Leese 
    Case Support Worker .
    Oldham.
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    Little update here

    Rang British gas  they said a big fat no because seemingly its the second time she's done it and she's admitted to it .

    However they will reinstall only if she pays the sum they've requested which is thousands as they put the both times of fiddling together

    I rang Energy ombudsman and they said they wont deal with it because its a legal matter.

    She's txt me today and asked for an eviction letter which we all know the council say stay put until the Bailiffs arrive.

    At the end of the day she gets to go in another house and I'm left with a lengthy procedure for proving she has moved out and a reinstallation fee of £115

    She is still able to get electric in another house but the debt will follow her.

    I'm holding off on the eviction but if the rent stops ill be full steam ahead I assure you that.

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