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.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the legal information contained on “consumeruk” is accurate, it does not constitute legal advice tailored to your individual circumstances. If you act on it, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk. Neither the Proprietor nor Dean Dunham can assume responsibility and do not accept liability for any damage or loss which may arise as a result of your reliance upon it.