I am looking for advice. I am looking at moving into a new flat, the people who currently live there have signed a 12 month lease which I will be taking over. The problem is, is that they have already got themselves a BT line and separately a Sky package.
They claim it will cost them £70 to cancel the BT line unless we take it over from them - although in my experience it is impossible to change the owner of the line without cancelling and starting a new contract. Is this true?
Also they have a sky package, inc 5mb broadband but they say that costs them £50 a month, so I guess they have signed up for lots of sport and movie channels. Is it possible for them to pass ownership of this to myself and then can I reduce the package?
Is it just best of me to tell them to cancel all packages when they move out (as they are heading half way round the world anyway) or will I be left to be chased by the bailiffs when the bills do not get paid.
To be honest, we have free Orange broadband from a mobile contract anyway and a BT line on it's own is fairly cheap, plus freeview is more than sufficient.
Can anyone offer any advice on what's best for me to do, carry on with their contracts or start afresh?