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I have just received my current electricity bill, if is not paid by the due date they will add $89.17 to the bill, is this legal.

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NSW

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Not that I know of.

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I am on a pension so this is a lot of money

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Solicitor: Leon, Solicitor replied 8 months ago

Good Morning

It is not legal unless the contract you entered into when you signed up for with the provider says they can charge you a penalty fee.

If you are on a contract that gives you a discount and the discount is $89.17 then what they are doing is legal.

Is that the case where there is a discount?

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