Conveyancing Solicitors Should Request Exact Meter Locations From Property Sellers

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A customer called Alpine Utilities urgently as he received an unexpected high electricity bill for the past 2 years since he moved into the property.
The previous occupier never gave the supplier a final reading and the new tenant could not locate the electricity meter; the suppliers also had no record of its location.
One day an elderly gentleman turned up to take a meter reading and claimed to remember from some years ago the meter may be in the adjacent storage container belonging to a neighbor.
We believe the seller of the property was at fault for not informing the buyer of the meter location.
It should become standard that conveyancing Solicitors will request this info from the seller prior to completion.