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I have just acquired a buy to let residential property which

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I have just acquired a buy to let residential property which completed 2 weeks ago. I recently found a letter posted to the flat addressed to the "Occupier" from an electricity supplier informing of termination of supply as there are arrears of around £2000.
I have not used any energy on this property... do I still become liable to pay this sum? I know the flat was previously rented out to students whilst it was owned by the previous owner, so am guessing the tenants did not pay their bills. How do I go about resolving this issue and getting the services registered onto my name? I have not responded to the letter yet, but I do not feel I should have to pay this amount as I did not use the energy.
Thank you.
Harinder Ryatt
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

You are ONLY responsible for the time you had the property.

Alex Watts :

Therefore if you can show the date you purchased the property, then you will be fine

Alex Watts :

You should have a letter from the Solicitor or Land Registry title documents

Alex Watts :

These show the date you became the owner

Alex Watts :

They will amend their records

Alex Watts :

You can show these to the energy company

Alex Watts :

But you are only responsible from the date you became the owner

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

No, thats perfect. Thank you Alex.

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