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  1. Hi. My Mother-in-law is a leaseholder of a maisonette and recently had her gas meter changed. After fitting, the engineer pressure tested the system and found a leak somewhere past the meter and within the property - capped gas supply on safety grounds. Boiler engineer was called out and confirmed it's not from there and as there's no other gas appliances (old gas fire decommissioned years ago) it's suspected the leak is under the concrete floor. My MIL raised a claim with the freeholders building insurance provider but they said they're not responsible for the pipes and to contact the gas supplier. Gas supplier say they're only responsible up to the meter - contact building insurance. I raised a new claim with the building insurance and this time they reject it because 'no damage has occurred to the property'. I'm contesting this and currently waiting on a reply..on the basis there has to be damage to the pipe otherwise it wouldn't be leaking. My question is, who is responsible for the gas pipes within a leasehold property? I believe they are within the fabric of the building and as such should be the freeholder's responsibility. Any comments or advice appreciated.
  2. Does anyone know of companies who can manage the energy bills at my properties (around 20) I have tenants coming and leaving so never know from one property to the next who the suppliers are, how to get access to the bills or if the tenant or myself are paying too much. It'll be good to have this managed for me and to have one place to see all this information. Any help here is appreciated.
  3. I am thinking of shifting to a different supplier for my gas and electric meters across the properties I have on my portfolio, to save on expenses this year. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you have.
  4. Hi All, Hopefully someone's been through this and knows the answer. I've just purchased a residential property in my Ltd company for flipping and am attempting to get the electric setup but I seem to be getting stuck at the first hurdle. I called M&S energy to setup my account (Free £40 voucher atm) however they want to put the account in my personal name to start with, then apparently it's possible, once the account is setup, to change it into a company name. They say they need to do this to credit check an individual. I wanted to know is this normal or is there another way? And will I have issues putting council Tax in the Companies name too? Do I just need too choose an energy supplier for businesses (even though the energy is for a residential property)? Thanks James
  5. So, here is the situation: My tenant has been avoiding repeated calls (phone, email, letters) for our gas man to get access to the property to service and re-certify the boiler. In fine, the letting agent sent her a letter telling her that we're letting the gas man have the key to the property so he can do his job and meet our legal requirement. Today, he shows up, and there is a debt on the token meter, and all the emergency credit has been spent. There's food n the fridge, clothes everywhere, and the neighbour says he's seen the tenant last night. So, obviously, we're stuck! Has anyone had that happen to them before ?
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