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Tenants not paying gas bill.

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Tenants not paying gas bill. I have recently found out that my tenants have not received/paid a gas bill since 2009. Initially registering with a gas company-I'm not sure which- they stopped receiving bills. I said they should find out why because they could end up receiving a very large bill. Two of the initial tenants are still there and others have been at the house for approximately 2 of the 8 years when the original tenancy began. It is in their tenancy contract that they pay the gas and electric bills. Do I have a responsibility to try and find out who supplies their gas and inform them of the situation and could I be liable in any way.

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 :

If you can find out who supplies it that would be helpful.

Alex Watts :

But in any event you won't be liable. You are the Landlord.

Alex Watts :

The tenants will be responsible for the gas, not you.

Alex Watts :

There is no contract between you and the gas company

Alex Watts :

Therefore you can't be liable

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer:

Thanks Alex,

Alex Watts :

Happy to help

Customer:

I asked them who the supplier was that they last had a bill from and they photocopied it for me. It is from Npower.

Alex Watts :

Ok. You could write to Npower. But in any event you wouldn't be liable.

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

Customer:

Thank you, ***** ***** feedback for you now.

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