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    In around a month me and four friends will be moving into rented accommodation and have no idea how to set up payments for household bills.

    We have set up a bank account that the bills will be paid from, but are stuck when it comes to actually setting up energy providers etc.

    We know the current energy and water providers, but apparently it works out cheaper to switch energy providers so how do we go about doing this before we move into the property, as we would like to have everything organised for the move in date.

    With the water supplier, is it just a simple case of calling them up and setting up your payments from the move in date?

    Thanks in advance
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