firstly i own a commercial property that was rented out on a yearly rental agreement.there is a flat with a family upstairs which is a totally different entity.i live abroad a good part of the year and my rents are collected by a family member.whilst i was abroad in october the shop changed hands and was taken over by another tenant without my knowledge.the new tenant tried to put his name on the utility bill but e-on would nt accept it as monies were outstanding.e-on removed the meter after the new tenant had been in my prpoerty for 5 months saying it had been tampered with and monies were outstanding.IN A CONVERSATION WITH E-ON THEY SAID THAT IF I SENT THEM THE TENANCY AGREEMENT OF THE NEW TENANT,A COPY OF MY PASSPORT AND LAND REGISTRY DETAILS TO PROVE I WAS THE OWNER,THE METER WOULD BE RE-INSTALLED.THAT WAS OVER 4 WEEKS AGO,LEAVING THE SHOP AND THE FLAT WITHOUT POWER FOR THAT LENGTH OF TIME.E-ON SAYS THEY WILL NOT RE CONNECT THE METER TILL ALL ARREARS ARE PAID,AS THEY SAY THE PREVIOUS TENANT SET UP A LIMITED COMPANY ON THE BUISNESS AND SAID THEY PASSED IT ONTO THE NEW TENANT,WHICH HE DENIES,SAYING HE IS A SOLE TRADER.E-ON ARE SAYING THAT THE PREVIOUS TENANT STILL HAS A LIMITED COMPANY SET UP ON THE SHOP,SO THE NEW TENANT IS RESONSIBLE FOR THE ARREARS.WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AS THE FAMILY ABOVE THE SHOP HAVE NO POWER
can e-on leave my tenants in the flat above the shop without power when this matter does not concern them.
Is there only one meter for both properties?
How do tenants of flat pay for electricity?
there is one main meter for the shop,and a secondarysecure landlords meter for the flat above.i read the meter for the flat,give them the bill,they then tranfer the money to my account and then i make a cheque out and give it to the tenant of the shop,who was supposed to pay the full bill,but hasnt.all receipts showing these transactions are easily printed off.