Just a quick post to ask if anyone has any information about electricity supplied through a coin meter? I went to see the new flat again this morning, the landlord showed me how to use the electricity coin meter but my hands simply are not strong enough to turn the thingy to get the coin to drop in. I'm very unhappy about the idea of replacing it with a prepayment card meter because they are extortionately expensive, but realise that may be my only option.
Whilst I'm fairly happy that the landlords are charging the same price as the electricity companies per Kwh, obviously not being able to work the coin meter is a major problem. Relying on friends to fill it for me on an ad hoc basis as some have suggested is unacceptable, I can't cope with the idea of living somewhere the power could go out at any time and I won't be able to do anything about it. The landlord, understandably, won't change the meter himself as the electricity companies wanted £500+ to do so, but is quite happy for me to have it changed if I can find out how to get the electricity company to do so, as long as there is no charge to the landlord.
I've tried google but can't seem to find anything about regulations relating to coin meters other than the standards about cost etc. If anyone has any advice or suggestions I'd be very grateful. Thank you!