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I have been on a STA past year and moved out today. When I

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I have been on a STA for the past year and moved out today. When I moved in I took an electricity meter reading and did the same when I moved out. When I moved in the landlord had already put my name on the bill as solely responsible. I did not give my permission for this. The property is divided into 3 independent flats but with just 2 meters. The flat I rented plus one other was on one of the meters thus making me legally responsible for the electricity of both flats. When I queried this with the landlord he said they were both the same size to I should just tell him how much the bills are and he would get 50% of the cost from the other tenant. As the bills came in I paid them in full as they had been estimated on a time when the property was empty and thus were very low. I knew a big bill would come at the end if the year. This is the case. Please can you let me know it it was legal for the landlord to put me on the bill for both flats without my consent and if he should have each flat separately metered
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.

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

How do you know it was a meter for all flats?

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