Circumstances when a gas/electricity company may enter your home
An employee of a gas or electricity company may enter your home in any of the following circumstances :
- You agree to let the official enter
- A magistrate has given the official a warrant authorising the official to enter
- There is an emergency and the official has reason to believe that there is danger to life or property.
- Inspect, substitute or re-install a meter (including a pre-payment meter)
- Add, alter or repair supply lines or pipes and other fittings
- Remove from a pre-payment meter money or tokens belonging to the supplier
- Inspect any other fittings
- Disconnect the supply or remove a meter or other fittings in certain circumstances.
- You have been given at least twenty-four hours' notice (except in certain circumstances where at least 2 or 5 days or up to a week may be required)
- He or she has asked to be admitted and you have refused
- The premises are unoccupied.
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Last updated 14.07.2014