Taking a tenancy is a big financial commitment. It is important to know how much your bills will be as soon as possible. Some
of the most important bills are listed below, by clicking on the links
you will find information to help set these up, once you have agreed the
payments you can add these to your budget sheet. For help to prepare
your household budget click here: link to 1,2,3 budget guide
For more information on paying your rent click here
tax is paid to your local Council and is used to pay for local services
such as schools, the police and rubbish collection.
your local council on the day you move in, let them know when your
tenancy started and discuss how to pay and how much. If you are on a low
income you may be eligible for a reduction in your payment. Remember to
include this payment on your budget.
If you are on a low income
you may qualify for a reduction to the amount of Council Tax you have to
pay, discuss this with your local council and apply as soon as you know
your move in date.
Click on the link for your local council below and search ‘council tax’ for more information-
South Somerset, Sedgemoor, Dorset, Mid Devon, East Devon, Mendip, Taunton Deane
will need to let your local Water Company know that you have moved in
visit their website from the link below. They will want to know the date
you moved in and if your property is fitted with a water meter they
will ask for a reading (your water company can help you with this). https://www.wessexwater.co.uk/moving/
you are on a low income or expect to use a lot of water because you or a
family member have a health complaint, you may qualify for a reduction
in your bill, contact your local water company to discuss.
Gas & Electricity
the day you move in the gas and electricity supply will be your
responsibility until the day your tenancy ends. Most Yarlington
properties will have the electricity and gas supplied by Southern
Electric (SSE), although there are some exceptions, so it is a good idea
to check, we have provided the telephone numbers below for you to check
who your supplier is.
You will need to contact the supplier on
the Home Movers line on the day you take your tenancy, you will need to
register by giving your details and agree how you are going to pay for
the gas and electricity used. For properties that are supplied by SSE the numbers are:
For Pre payment meters – 08009802481
For Credit meters – 08001079639
You will need to provide the serial number of the meter and your address including postcode
If your property is not supplied by SSE then you can find out who your supplier is by calling the following numbers For Electricity:
This is split into two areas southern and western:
Southern - Metering point administration services – 03450347474
Western - Western Power - 08456015972 or www.westernpower.co.uk
If you ring the wrong number, don’t worry they will advise the correct one. For Gas:
Call 08706081524 for all areas.
are free to choose your own supplier at anytime as the supply of gas
and electric is your responsibility. Click here
https://www.energysw.co.uk/ for switching information.