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Ash
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Hello I have bought a brand new property (with mortgage)

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I have bought a brand new property (with mortgage) in 2008. Electricity supplier (Eon) that was initially there hasn't sent me a bill despite my numerous phone calls to them. Knowing that they can't back bill me for longer than 1 year I wasn't too worried about that. February 2013 they sent me a strange letter that I need to pay £3500 in 7 days or they will cut off my electricity. I call them and we go through the same thing that they can't find me in the registry so they ask me again about: my meter number, my name and some letter to prove the date of moving to the property which I posted to them. Still no bill from them for another 2 months so I switched the provider to nPower. I finally started paying for my electricity still waiting for the bill from Eon. Now after a year and a half Eon woke up and sent me a bill (not saying what period for and how much energy used) for £3700 saying that if I don't pay within 2 weeks they will pass my account to a Debt Collection Agency. And despite me telling them my name on many occasions they still didn't put it on the bill, only The Occupier.
Please help
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 :

Have you written a formal complaint yet please?

Customer:

Hello

Customer:

No, I haven't written the complain yet

Customer:

Can it be written via e-mail and how should that complain look like?

Alex Watts :

You should write a make a formal complaint.

Alex Watts :

Do not email but send it in writing

Alex Watts :

Customer Service Centre, E.ON, PO Box 7750, Nottingham NG1 6WR

Alex Watts :

They will investigate the matter and report back to you.

Alex Watts :

If you are not happy then you can complain to the Ombudsman

Alex Watts :

They offer a free, independent service at: www.os-energy.org

Alex Watts :

That should resolve the matter for you

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

thank you, ***** ***** all is clear


Alex Watts :

Great. Can I help with anything else today?

Customer:

Shoul I use my name when writing complain? (They seem to have lost this information)

Alex Watts :

Yes I would use your name.

Alex Watts :

If I could ask you to rate my answer before you go - the button should be at the bottom

Alex Watts :

If you need more help please click reply

Customer:

I'm thinking about telling them to write te proper bill from the period I am in the property and stating exactly how much energy was used during this time and then calculate the last year out of that as I would be ok to pay this due to 1 year back billing policy... what do you think about it?

Alex Watts :

Indeed. I would agree. You need some evidence.

Alex Watts :

I agree because of backbilling and they can only go back 1 year

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Customer:

where I can find some good template of the complain letter?

Alex Watts :

Maybe online. But all you need to do is write and set out what has happened and your position

Customer:

ok I found one on citizen advice bureau site

Customer:

Ok thank you for your help today

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