After some residents received a letter informing them of Circle Clarion’s decision to separate the water bill from the rent bill, will all tenants in Merton, and further afield, be receiving notices to pay £300 bills (?) on top of their rent, and will their rent see any reductions beforehand?!
It should be noted that leaseholders are probably also subject to these new terms and that residents in flats may find it impossible to get separate metered bills due to flats having multiple water supply pipes to each property.
Last year Circle Clarion seem to have instructed Thames Water to install water meters on supplies into each block of flats in anticipation of this new instruction. So this has obviously been waiting in the wings for some time.
Many questions need to be answered before this is introduced.