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Hi there. Hopefully I can help. I am not sure what your status is - are you the landlord of the property?
I assume that whilst the tenants were there they were responsible for utilities and paid these separately. If so the bills would have been in their names.
I have experienced a similar thing - debt company chasing for prior occupier's debt. I strongly recommend that you use the contact details you have and contact the company and explain you were not in occupation of the property and have never had a contract with them, you can pass on the tenant's details if you have them. I would then follow this up with a letter recording the conversation and confirming that you do not have any liability for the debt and if they pursue you you will vehemently defend any claim.
This guidance is based on the information you have given me and you may need to amend it to suit your circumstances. I trust that this has been helpful today, do let me know if you have any further questions and I will try to help.
In which case, I think it is worth putting down in writing your position - no contract with the utility supplier - they are aware of this - you willl bring this conduct to the Court's attention if they do not desist from suing a debt which they know is owed by the prior tenants. You could also ask them for the documentary evidence which links you to utility Co X. Just for info, should they try to pursue via the Courts (which I don't think they will), all of this correspondence can be disclosed in your favour.
I trust this has helped somewhat, do let me know if you have any further questions although please note that I am going off line now.