Hi, we were in a student house in Bournemouth for 12 months which we have recently left.
Throughout the tenancy we had been paying roughly £98 per month (Oct-March) and roughly £66 (April-September) which totals to roughly £980 which sounds about right based off what I’ve seen for a yearly energy bill. We rarely used our central heating and we also didn’t have a TV so those are things I’d consider contribute to a cheap bill.
The problem we’ve ran into is that 3 weeks after leaving the property we have received a charge of £1100 without any communication and it was taken right out of one of our bank accounts. I’m assuming this is a mistake because a total of over £2000 for the year is ridiculous especially considering that for a few months a few of us weren’t even there due to coronavirus.
I’d really appreciate some clarification on this matter as this bill seems insane to be honest and as students it’s not affordable without any notice.
Thanks in advance
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Hmmm, you’ll have to trust the landlord then. The system is probably accurate as it’s monitored by a third party organisation, so it’s unlikely to stay wrong even if there is an initial mistake.
Get in touch with PP and explain your concerns.
(£2000 for energy for a student house for a year might not be out of the question, depending on how many people were in it.)