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    So I just moved out of a flat about a month ago after finishing uni, it's a flat I shared with one other friend who has also moved out.

    I checked the mail box and we had water and electricity bills (we paid them 3 monthly). What would happen if we just didn't pay them? We don't live there anymore so they can't threaten to turn off our power etc and then don't have our addresses and we're both so broke right now. Would it be bad not to pay them? Or at least wait a couple of months after we've started work and are out of our huge overdrafts
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    (Original post by ughno)
    So I just moved out of a flat about a month ago after finishing uni, it's a flat I shared with one other friend who has also moved out.

    I checked the mail box and we had water and electricity bills (we paid them 3 monthly). What would happen if we just didn't pay them? We don't live there anymore so they can't threaten to turn off our power etc and then don't have our addresses and we're both so broke right now. Would it be bad not to pay them? Or at least wait a couple of months after we've started work and are out of our huge overdrafts
    I'm not exactly sure what would happen, but I guess your Landlord will just keep both your deposits to pay it.
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    (Original post by ughno)
    So I just moved out of a flat about a month ago after finishing uni, it's a flat I shared with one other friend who has also moved out.

    I checked the mail box and we had water and electricity bills (we paid them 3 monthly). What would happen if we just didn't pay them? We don't live there anymore so they can't threaten to turn off our power etc and then don't have our addresses and we're both so broke right now. Would it be bad not to pay them? Or at least wait a couple of months after we've started work and are out of our huge overdrafts
    The utility company can take you to court which would then force you to pay. This would then incur additional costs and have a huge effect on your credit score.
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    I'm not exactly sure what would happen, but I guess your Landlord will just keep both your deposits to pay it.
    Nothing to do with the landlord. Deposits cannot be withheld due to utility bill payments.
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    You'll get a massive black mark next to your name, it will catch up with you when you try to move into another property and will eventually end up ****ing up your credit big time.
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    (Original post by ughno)
    So I just moved out of a flat about a month ago after finishing uni, it's a flat I shared with one other friend who has also moved out.

    I checked the mail box and we had water and electricity bills (we paid them 3 monthly). What would happen if we just didn't pay them? We don't live there anymore so they can't threaten to turn off our power etc and then don't have our addresses and we're both so broke right now. Would it be bad not to pay them? Or at least wait a couple of months after we've started work and are out of our huge overdrafts

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    Nothing to do with the landlord. Deposits cannot be withheld due to utility bill payments.

    Yeah you're right actually. In that case OP, you can use the deposit money that you'll get back to pay, no?
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    Technically you can get away with it.

    If anyone else moves into that flat and gets these notices,and tells the landlord that they were not living there, these are bills from the previous tenants, then you will have an issue with the landlord, as these new tenants would probably stand their ground and not pay. Basically, make sure you get your deposit back before anyone finds out.
 
 
 
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