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[F1 Recovery of gas charges etc.E+W+S

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F1Sch. 2B inserted (1.3.1996) by 1995 c. 45, s. 9(2), Sch. 2; S.I. 1996/218, art. 2

7(1)Sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) below apply where—E+W+S

[F2(a)a demand in writing is made by a gas supplier for any of the relevant payments to be made by a consumer; and

(b)the consumer does not make those payments within 28 days after the making of the demand.]

[F3(1A)A payment is a relevant payment for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) if it is due to the gas supplier from the consumer—

(a)in respect of the supply of gas to any premises of the consumer (in this paragraph referred to as “the premises”); or

(b)under a green deal plan (within the meaning of section 1 of the Energy Act 2011) in respect of the premises.]

[F4(2) Sub-paragraph (3) below also applies where—

(a)a request in writing is made by a gas supplier for the provision of a deposit by way of reasonable security for the payment of the charges due to him from a consumer in respect of the supply of gas to the consumer’s premises; and

(b) the consumer does not provide such a deposit, or agree to take his supply through a pre-payment meter, within 7 days after the making of the request.]

(3)If the supplier is a relevant supplier, he may, after giving not less than 7 days’ notice of his intention—

[F5(a)install a pre-payment meter on the premises in place of the existing meter; or

(b)cut off the supply to the premises by disconnecting the service pipe at the meter or by such other means as he thinks fit;

and the supplier may recover any expenses incurred in so doing from the consumer.]

(4)If—

(a)the supplier is not a relevant supplier but another supplier ( “the new supplier ”) is such a supplier; and

(b)the supplier has assigned to the new supplier his right to recover any of the [F6payments] due to him from the consumer,

sub-paragraph (3) above shall apply as if any reference to the supplier were a reference to the new supplier.

(5)The powers conferred by sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) above shall not be exercisable as respects any [F7payments] or deposit the amount of which is genuinely in dispute.]

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F2Sch. 2B para. 7(1)(a)(b) substituted (28.1.2013) by Energy Act 2011 (c. 16), ss. 23(3), 121(1); S.I. 2013/125, art. 3(a)

F4Sch. 2B para. 7(2) shall cease to have effect (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 27, s. 84(3)(b); S.I. 2001/3266, arts. 1(2), 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in arts 3-20) and is repealed (prosp.) by 2000 c. 27, ss. 108, 110(2), Sch. 8

F5Sch. 2B para. 7(3)(a)(b) substituted (1.10.2001) by 2000 c. 27, s. 84(3)(c); S.I. 2001/3266, arts. 1(2), 2, Sch. (subject to transitional provisions in arts. 3-20)

F6Word in Sch. 2B para. 7(4)(b) substituted (28.1.2013) by Energy Act 2011 (c. 16), ss. 23(5), 121(1); S.I. 2013/125, art. 3(a)

F7Word in Sch. 2B para. 7(5) substituted (28.1.2013) by Energy Act 2011 (c. 16), ss. 23(5), 121(1); S.I. 2013/125, art. 3(a)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C1Sch. 2B para. 7(1)(3) modified (8.11.1995 with effect as mentioned by Sch. 5 Pt. II para. 24 of the amending Act) by 1995 c. 45, s. 17(1), Sch. 5 Pt. II para. 24; S.I. 1996/218, art. 2

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