... from Thames: of the Water Family.
(Must be my lucky week!)
The first part of this loooooooong story started YEARS AGO, and I
wrote it up on the Forum:
Well ... to cut that long story short, Thames Water have still
yet to get one penny out of me since 2008.
They even tried installing their 'nuclear option' ... a Trickle
Valve. My water suddenly went down to about 1/3 pressure. I wasn't
really bothered, it hardly made much difference to filling my kettle
for a cup of tea, and my Cold Water Tank would still fill up ...
even though it took quite a bit longer. The Hot Water wasn't
affected, of course.
But the woman downstairs was quite peeved, to find her water down to
about 1/3 pressure ... because we're on the same upward feed!
So, after a few days, my water pressure went back to
normal ... and been like it ever since.
All that expense ... to dig up the road, etc.
I've said before, and I'll say it again: YOU CAN'T TAKE MORE PISS
OUT OF THESE PEOPLE THAN THEY DO ALL BY THEMSELVES.
I had a knock on the door. I guy stood there and said "You wanted
a Water Meter installed?" I said "No, not me". He said
"OK". Never saw him again.
I've absolutely ZERO idea what they expected to achieve. So they
measure the amount of water I use? But they've still got to
1. Letting them in to fit the meter.
2. Letting them in to read the meter
3. Stopping me from doing a little bit of plumbing to bypass it.
4. Getting me to pay anything, when they have no Lawful Contract
Still: YOU CAN'T TAKE MORE PISS OUT OF THESE PEOPLE THAN THEY DO ALL
I've had few letters from them, in the intervening years. All
unopened, and simply "RETURNED TO SENDER: NO CONTRACT = NO
OBLIGATION ... I offered you 3 Contracts, and you ignored me!"
Today I got one addressed to "THE OCCUPIER" ... or it might have
been to "THEO CCUPIER", I'm not sure.
Likewise it will be "RETURNED TO SENDER: No 'Occupiers' here,
because these premises were not the subject to forceful entry, and
thus do not form 'Occupied Territory'"
I may not have mentioned this, but: YOU CAN'T TAKE MORE PISS OUT OF
THESE PEOPLE THAN THEY DO ALL BY THEMSELVES.