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TEll me what to do as I feel outraged I am being blackmailed into paying this totally unfair charge. What is the legal situation since since I did not sign up to this company and was unaware of a standing charge....I could easily have closed the service down but decided not to as it was just easier to continue. But I feel the salient point is that I never signed up to a contract with EDF (nor ever will, now)
I did not pay because I did not have a formal agreement - the place was a building site and the only item consuming gas was the boiler which was removed for safekeeping whilst the building was underway. I did not receive any bill during this time and particularly did not have any idea that I was being charged 25p per day as a standing charge. REmember I had talked to EDF at the outset and said there was no consumption as noone was there using anything...and I never signed or authorised any contract with EDF. They did not send any normal bills so I had no idea what was happening. There was no habitable building at the time. Even now, when they tell me I am liable for all sorts of 'warrents' I have asked them to send me a bill to detail the amount they say I owe - some £700 +
Obviously all this is generated from a computer which goes on relentlesly
churning out the charges which eventually end up on my head.
Yes, at some point when the builders were in operation they did use some electricity, but no gas at all--the boiler was removed. I did not receive any bills to the address, either to me or the previous tenant. In any case I was not living at the address as it was a building site.
But I did not receive any notification of the conditions of the supply, tariffs etc nor about the 25p per day charge. They did not have any e mail details from me or know that I was out of the country at the time. I feel the point is that I did not, at any time, sign any contract.
The supply contract had been in the name of my tenant and when I contacted EDF to let them know the tenant had left, I very clearly said I was not 'signing on' to any contract until the building had been finished as then I would consider all the options of the different companies. \
CAn you reply to me now? If your court appearance allows!!