Alex Watts : Hello my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will help you with this. Please note that I am a working Solicitor and may be on and offline as I have to attend Court and meet with clients, even at weekends. As such you may not get an instant response when you reply, but rest assured I will be giving your question my immediate attention upon return You do not need to wait here as you will get an email when I reply.
Alex Watts : Can an electrician confirm that this is his supply please?
Customer: The supply of electricity is in our name but the meters are actually located in his property !
Alex Watts : Ok. You need to get al electrician to prepare a report and confirm this is the case as this can be used in court.
Alex Watts : Then you need to total how much you have paid for this meter.
Alex Watts : You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
Alex Watts : If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://hmctsformfinder.justice.gov.uk/courtfinder/forms/n001-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
Customer: But he won't let an electrician into his property to check meters!
Alex Watts : The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
Alex Watts : If the matter is defended it will be set down for a trial. If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim and you will not need representation.
Alex Watts : i see, in that case skip the first step and just sue for the payments made.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex Watts : But if it is his debt you are paying for his electricity then you can sue for the money back.
Customer: thank you will try that ,many thanks