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Is there any way of switching back to a normal water rate? Seems that this is impossible anyone know of anyway to get it back. Read More
Adam2050 Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Is there any way of switching back to a normal water rate?

Seems that this is impossible anyone know of anyway to get it back.
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
The water company dont want you to change back as they get more money generally charging with a meter
#2
ring your water company up and tell them u want to change, they cant force you to stay on a water meter if u dont want to, if they still persist ring the reguator and go from there
#3
Yeah u can but its a nightmare, Ive got a water meter at my house and was told when I moved in I could apply to have it changed back after 5 years, only 1 more year to go lol

Edit: What water company are you with, Im with United Utilties
#4
I had a water meter at my last house and couldn't change to standing charge.I used to be paying about £40-50 a mth for water back then,I pay way less here now on standing charge.
#5
you can also get it taken out if it hasnt been in a year yet :)
#6
How long have you had it for? As far as I remember when we had one installed in the flat we were renting the paperwork said it could be removed within a year of installation with no penalty, that was with Yorkshire Water.
#7
I don't think it is possible to go back from a water meter. I Googled the question to make sure, and it seems like this is the case.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=can+you+change+back+from+a+water+meter&meta=&aq=0&oq=can+you+change+back+from+a+
#8
I didn't think it was possible unless it has been installed within the last year.

My meter costs me about £100 every 6 months, which is less than i think it would be if we weren't on one
#9
treble99
Yeah u can but its a nightmare, Ive got a water meter at my house and was told when I moved in I could apply to have it changed back after 5 years, only 1 more year to go lol

Edit: What water company are you with, Im with United Utilties



I very much doubt that is true m8 , i would ring and check as i dont know of any company that lets you do this.

The only time is when you ask for the water meter to be fitted then you have 2 years to switch back, but once a property changes hands the new owner does not have a choice

EDIT: yep im right you cant change back

If I move house can the new occupier go back to charges based on the rateable value of the property?
No, this is not an option. All new occupants will be charged for their water services based on the amount of water used on the meter (even if you have changed back to paying charges based on rateable value).
When moving home you must let the new owner know they will be charged for their water services based on
a meter.
http://www.unitedutilities.co.uk/Water_meters_questions_and_answers.pdf
#10
treble99
Yeah u can but its a nightmare, Ive got a water meter at my house and was told when I moved in I could apply to have it changed back after 5 years, only 1 more year to go lol

Edit: What water company are you with, Im with United Utilties


your brother better not have a meter too lol xxx
#11
deanos
I very much doubt that is true m8 , i would ring and check as i dont know of any company that lets you do this.

The only time is when you ask for the water meter to be fitted then you have 2 years to switch back, but once a property changes hands the new owner does not have a choice

EDIT: yep im right you cant change back


http://www.unitedutilities.co.uk/Water_meters_questions_and_answers.pdf


The previous owner had the meter fitted so was told when I first moved in it couldnt be changed until Id been there for 5 years.
Will check with them again, thanks :)
#12
ClarityofMind
your brother better not have a meter too lol xxx


lol his new house does have a water meter but it doesnt matter as hes paying the bills :-D
#13
treble99
lol his new house does have a water meter but it doesnt matter as hes paying the bills :-D


what are they like with these meters eh.

No baths for all you lot then :w00t:

poooooh :)
#14
ClarityofMind
what are they like with these meters eh.

No baths for all you lot then :w00t:

poooooh :)


Never have a bath anyway, showers FTW :thumbsup:
#15
vinylandtrinkets
Im with welsh water and have a meter we pay £55.00 a month for 3 of us, in our last house that had a normal tariff we paid £20 a month, our rates are due to go up again received a letter this week.
once you have a meter it will not be changed to the old style, this is because most water companies want everyone on a meter so they will be able to give accurate bills, or this is what Welsh water told me,
All new build are now required to have a meter, if you have your house renovated and it is removed for any reason it will be replaced by the new meters. This has happened to my dad and he is not happy bout it.

What i have noticed is that no matter how much water you use the bills are still high,
we tried to reduces ours by sharing bath water or limiting the time in the shower, do one day when all the laundry is done, use the dishwasher once a week and the bill was exactly the same



Thanks to everyones responses.

Seems that my father may have to phone up.

He owns an old B&B.
#16
vinylandtrinkets
is it still run as a B&B? cos the tariff for businesses is higher then households hun, if its not get them to change the tariff but they might want to put in the meter


No its not.

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