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Gas Meter

matt-the-blade Avatar
7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Does anybody know how much it costs to replace a PAYG Gas Meter within a with a normal regular one where you pay on a quaterly basis? Also can this be done if the property is still owned by the council?
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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banned#1
you'll need the council's permission.
#2
do you think the council would allow it then?
#3
so all council houses have to have pre-paid meters?

EliTom
#4
erm, you don't need councils permission? And your gas supplier should do it for free.
#5
o would imagine you already have a regular gas meter around your house somewhere as all houses do

its the payg meter that is an aftermarket thingy

just need to speak with your supplier to get the payg unhooked
#6
It's free, as long as you have a good credit rating, if it's poor then they won't swap out the meters.
No permission from the council is needed, the meter goes onto the same pipes, so there is no change to the houses construction etc...
#7
brown770
It's free, as long as you have a good credit rating, if it's poor then they won't swap out the meters.


Agreed, providing there is no debt on the meter, and you don't have a history of debt on it, they will change your meters for free.
banned#8
brown770;3797390
It's free, as long as you have a good credit rating, if it's poor then they won't swap out the meters.
No permission from the council is needed, the meter goes onto the same pipes, so there is no change to the houses construction etc...

Are you positive about that as these are normally put in to ensure no debt is raised on the property.

I would definitely check with the council as the gas/electric company would need the landlord's permission to change meters anyway (the council being the landlord)
#9
csiman
Are you positive about that as these are normally put in to ensure no debt is raised on the property.

I would definitely check with the council as the gas/electric company would need the landlord's permission to change meters anyway (the council being the landlord)


you don't need permission at all. I've had my meters changed several times over the years due to faults/upgrades etc, never once needed permission to do so.
#10
Phone the council to find out if you are allowed to change it. Different councils have different policies as to whether you can remove the prepayment meter. It will be free to change however, so long as you pass a credit check.
banned#11
retro1978;3797547
Phone the council to find out if you are allowed to change it. Different councils have different policies as to whether you can remove the prepayment meter. It will be free to change however, so long as you pass a credit check.

:thumbsup:
#12
sory but what a load of tosh. No council has the say .

Gas and electric have special powers to kick ya **** door in if they want no permission is need from any council only a magistrate if door needs to be booted in etc.

Gas electric company will allow meter change on the basis you have good credit history with them if you have a habit of having to get key meter fitted thru debt and then clear it off gas leccy will not want you to go back to anything other than card meter.
#13
I don't know if it's the same but I got my Electric pre-payment changed a couple of months ago to quarterly from Eon Electric. British Gas done it for free. (Eon wanted £50.00)
#14
ok thankyou. think i'll get it changed then costing me loads, am sure a lot more then a regular paying quartely scheme.

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