I moved into a house on 1st July 2014 and only last week did we receive an email from the landlord with a bill for utilities, which said there are overdue bills dating back to 1 September 2014. Having looked at the suppliers website (Glide) it says that there are late fees – £10 per bill, and although there is no mention of this on the bill we’re worried that these fees apply.
Although the landlord has now stopped replying to any texts and emails, it seems that he has been receiving the bills via email each month because he set the account up wrong and set it up so that he was liable for any bills, not his tenants. As a result, we haven’t been receiving any bills and therefore didn’t know how, when or to whom to pay them.
I was wondering what the legal stance was on this and if there was any advice that could be given to help?
Thanks in advance