From the meter installation point of view, the main process is usually a two step process
If you’ve decided to move into your new home, the next logical step is to find out how you’re going to pay for electricity in your new home. In the vast majority of cases, the process is fairly straightforward and straight forward. If you don’t inform your current electrical provider of your intention to move, you’re not likely to get the meter installed until the following day. If you do tell them of your intention, they’ll typically send someone out to install the meter price before your move in.
First, you’ll need to get your utilities (electricity and gas) signed up for transfer by your new provider. Then, you’ll need to request a transfer of meter from your existing electric provider. The process of getting utilities signed up for transfer and then getting a meter installed will typically take three to four working days.
able to start using your electricity
Once the meter is in your new residence, you should be able to start using your electricity. meter only lasts as long as the contract you originally signed with your electric provider, so technically you don’t have to worry about changing the meter yourself. Of course, if you wish to you can sell the meter to someone else who will then legally have to pay for the electricity that you’ve consumed in the home (since the transfer of the meter is part of the electricity exchange). If you sell the meter and wish to keep the electricity tariffs the same, you’ll also have to arrange for a new meter to be installed.
An alternative way of terminating an electricity supply contract is to give notice of the expiry date to your supplier. In most cases this is the easiest way to terminate a contract, although sometimes you may need to get the agreement renewed before it ends. The simplest way to terminate a contract is through written notice – the supplier must send you written notice that you have Terminated Your Contract of Electricity by fax or mail. However, sometimes they may allow a final notice to be sent by email.
Your supplier can also cancel your contract if you fail to pay
If a contract is cancelled before it ends, there are two ways you can cancel your contract. You can cancel it yourself by informing your supplier in writing or you may have to pay a cancellation fee. Your supplier can also cancel your contract if you fail to pay for any specified amounts of electricity within a certain period after cancellation. Withdrawal of a contract, also referred to as “withdrawal”, usually requires a letter from the supplier that explains the reasons for the withdrawal and gives you up to three months to pay off your outstanding balance.
There are many reasons why a contract could end. Many electricity retailers will offer to cancel your contract if it has expired. However, not all retailers offer this service. The most common reason is that the retailer is not making enough profits on the gas and electricity contracts it offers to its customers. To prevent your electricity or gas contract from ending, you should check with the retailer about your contract’s expiry date. You should also call them to find out if they have other gas and electricity contracts that they are offering to customers, so you can cancel your current contract.