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We have three different escom connections on our property.

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We have three different escom connections on our property.
From installation we have never been billed for one connection.
We have queried it with escom a few times since 2003 - no results!
ESCOM has now at last picked up the problem!
What is my position now?
Will "priscribed debt" apply?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: South Africa Law
Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your question. I will try to assist you in answering it today but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions as you like until you are 100% satisfied.

Prescribed debt will not apply, since there is no debt yet. Prescription only starts once a debt has become due and payable. In this instance no invoices have been rendered and thus the money is not yet due and payable.

Your position, unfortunately, is that you will have to pay for electricity you used. Obviously, you can dispute the accuracy of the meter and the reading etc.

I hope this answered your question.

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Expert:  Freddie Lombard replied 11 months ago.

Did you receive my post?