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Berw

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1,709 posts

91 months

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Ok I've just had an offer accepted on a house in the Aberdare valley, and I am flying to the UK in a few weeks to sign the documents. House needs work and my wife will be be going there, and living near by with my family to supervise this, but I need to sort out suppliers for all the utilities in the few days I'll be around signing documents, last time I had a house in the UK you bought eletric from the eletric board, but now you can buy from various places so who do people recommend? and am i better putting the water, gas and electric all with one supplier? We will be very low users the house will be mainly emty for a few years and just used for holidays.

SAB888

1,148 posts

93 months

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No choice with water supplier, it's whoever supplies it in that area (one supplier). Gas and electric can be combined but there's loads of choices and many tariffs. Look online for comparison sites for guidance.

zasker

398 posts

90 months

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Yeah water will be with Dwr Cymru. If you are only going to be in the property for short period and so using very little energy may be worthwhile looking for a provider that doesn't have a daily standard charge but only charges for units used. Not 100% certain of council tax rules as these are different from area to area but you will more than likely be liable for these unless you can prove the house is inhabitable - no bathroom or kitchen facilities etc.

Trev450

3,515 posts

58 months

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I think the condition for paying council tax is that the property be furnished. Your local authority will be able to advise though.

With regards to water usage, you can ask to have a meter installed and will therefore only pay for what is used.

Berw

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1,709 posts

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Thanks I found a web site now, never realised there was such a choice, I can sort out the council tax, (I hope) house has been emty for a few years following adeath, so I assume it's on some temporary 'nil rating', and I'll just keep it that way until the work is done and the wife moves in.
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Antonio82

381 posts

92 months

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Hi Berw, well done on the house! This site should prove invaluable: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/utilities/ all sorts of tips and advice for pretty much everything wink

Berw

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Saturday 6th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi Antonio will send you a mail in wales in two weeks Thanks
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