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Re: BC Hydro not shutting off power. Saying I own $862.93

Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:44 am

Is this a multi tenant building?
If it is you have to keep the power to the common areas on.

But if this is a single tenant building....
I don't know why you would want to turn the power off even if you have a vacant suite.
Firstly, how would you show it to prospective tenants?
Secondly, how do you expect any renovations to be done without proper lighting, power, etc?
Thirdly, if you turn all the power off and have no heat, the suite will get ruined with mould.
As I live in Langley I was unware that the power was on for this time, nor did my property manager know.
Lastly, your property manager should be on top of this.

I would say you are stuck.

Pay the bill and don't waste your time. :lol:
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Re: BC Hydro not shutting off power. Saying I own $862.93

Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:00 am

Hydro charged me 3 times what our regular bill for the period was.

I disputed this charge showing that we have never used this much power in the same time period (or any period). Additionally, we had airline tickets to prove that we were in fact away for a 2 week period of time during which we supposedly tripled our electricity use. Completely unwilling to compromise.

Best advice, cut your losses and move on. They will make your blood boil, and for nothing.
 
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:06 am

if hydro was in your name why would you leave the responsibility for turning it off with your tenant?

if hydro is in tenants name they're responsible for the bill.

Seems pretty straightforward to me.
 
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 12:04 pm

Is the house on a "smart meter"?
I think it needs electricity to run.
That bill is awfully high but the "smart meter" knows. I bet it lies too.

"Smart meter"....all part of Agenda 21. :lol:
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Re: BC Hydro not shutting off power. Saying I own $862.93

Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:31 pm

1) "That my property insurance mandates that I must keep it on".

- this is usually true but why then did they turn it off in September?

2) "Because I pay property taxes on it to the City of Port Alberni, that I am responsible for the Hydro."

- this is also true, but...

3)"That BC Hydro decided to keep in on from late March till September, due to Safety risk."

- why did they turn it off in October when the safety risk increases?


None of this seems logical or consistent but I am with the others and suggest you chalk it up to a business expense. Write it off and move on.
 
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Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:25 am

OP:
It is not going to cause mould. Nor is it a problem showing it to prospective tenants due to the longer daylight. For renovations it is a simple thing to tell them to turn it on.
I guarantee you that not having the heat on will cause mould. GUARANTEE. Especially in Port Alberni where it rains a lot.
You need to have the heat on, at least low to keep everything dry. Also, when you show prospective tenants the property, the house will show better when it's at a comfortable temperature. If it's cold like a barn, and damp, they aren't gonna like it.
Also, not having lights functioning is silly. You may need to show the basement, if it has one. It's pretty tough to show when it's pitch black.

You aren't saving money by shutting off the power. You are being unreasonably frugal. :lol:
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Re: BC Hydro not shutting off power. Saying I own $862.93

Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:44 am

if hydro was in your name why would you leave the responsibility for turning it off with your tenant?

if hydro is in tenants name they're responsible for the bill.

Seems pretty straightforward to me.
That's not how it works. You are always on the hook as the owner.
 
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Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:29 am

if hydro was in your name why would you leave the responsibility for turning it off with your tenant?

if hydro is in tenants name they're responsible for the bill.

Seems pretty straightforward to me.
That's not how it works. You are always on the hook as the owner.
don't see it. If the bill is in tenants name it's a matter for bill collector.
 
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Re: BC Hydro not shutting off power. Saying I own $862.93

Thu Apr 23, 2015 2:21 pm

if hydro was in your name why would you leave the responsibility for turning it off with your tenant?

if hydro is in tenants name they're responsible for the bill.

Seems pretty straightforward to me.
That's not how it works. You are always on the hook as the owner.
don't see it. If the bill is in tenants name it's a matter for bill collector.
When the tenant left, they called BC Hydro to say so. BC Hydro started a tab for the owner at that point at $0.

The tenant could have left owing BC Hydro $0 or $500 or some other number. That bill would be dealt with via whatever means is normal for BC Hydro. In fact for this one property BC Hydro could be pursuing 2 different lawsuits for the same property.
 
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Re: BC Hydro not shutting off power. Saying I own $862.93

Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:23 pm

So you got your money back?
There is no shame in overpaying
 
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Re: BC Hydro not shutting off power. Saying I own $862.93

Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:20 pm

meanwhile, BC Hydro's costs were much higher than this bill with the lawyer, employee and all of the customer service calls. I wonder if they cut the bill in half would you have paid it?


Seems like a pretty high bill for a vacant property as well, but on the other hand why didn't your landlord notice the power was on.
 
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