Please note that, unless otherwise agreed, you are responsible for the payment of electricity, gas (where there is a gas boiler or hob / oven), water, and council tax for the duration of your tenancy, including any period when you may not be occupying the property. Most utilities are on meters and are billed based on their total usage, though there are typically standing charges even when there has been no usage.
Even if you switch gas or electricity provider from day one of your tenancy there is a switch over period between the previous provider and the new provider, this can be up to two weeks. Please be aware of this and ensure that you pay the outstanding bill from the previous provider for the period of time you are living at the property. To ensure that your bills are accurate take regular meter readings and send them to your provider.
To find your electricity supplier details call EDF Energy on 0845 600 0102
Read more: http://www.ukpower.co.uk/mpas#ixzz2nuktT55s
To find your gas supplier details contact The National Grid on 0870 608 1524
Read more: http://www2.nationalgrid.com/Contact-us/UK-Gas-Distribution/
IF YOU SUSPECT GAS IS LEAKING AT YOUR PROPERTY OR IN A NEARBY PROPERTY YOU SHOULD CALL THE NATIONAL GRID EMERGENCY LINE ON 0800 111 999
To set up your water account contact Thames Water on 0800 980 8800