Is it compulsory to have a smart meter fitted by 2020?

Is it compulsory to have a smart meter fitted by 2020?

No. Whether you get one now, in the future or not at all is up to you. All suppliers will eventually be required to offer you them, but smart meters are NOT mandatory – you’re free to say no. You can always change your mind if you decide you want one at a later date, simply contact your supplier to ask.

Can you refuse to have a smart meter installed?

You don’t have to accept a smart meter if you don’t want one. If your supplier tells you that you must have one installed, contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline. If you refuse a smart meter, you might find it hard to access all tariffs.

Are old meters removed when smart meters installed?

During a smart meter installation They will take final meter readings from your old meters before removing them – this makes sure your account is up to date. After fitting your smart meters, the engineer will check your gas supply by turning your gas back on and relighting any pilot lights in your boiler.

Can I refuse to have a water meter fitted?

The company can refuse your request to install a meter if it would be impractical or too expensive to do so (see page 15). The company will choose where to put the meter. You can ask for it to be installed in a different place, but you may be required to pay the difference in costs.

Is it worth having a water meter fitted?

Changing to a water meter may benefit you if you don’t use much water. It may also be worth changing to a meter if your property has a high rateable value. This is because some water bills are based on the rateable value of the property. You will be responsible for paying for any water that leaks.

Do you need a panel box for an in law apartment?

A panel box upgrade can increase the cost of an in-law apartment by thousands of dollars. Before deciding to build an in-law apartment, have your home evaluated to determine whether or not a new panel box is necessary. If your in-law apartment is being built to house an additional family member, your home may need additional parking.

Where do I put my in law apartment?

If possible, make the entrance to your home’s in-law apartment separate from the entrance to the main home, so your family member can come and go without causing a disturbance. Many in-law apartments tend to be on the upper floors of the home or even above the garage.

Do you need a permit to install an antenna?

A: Any requirement to pay a fee to the local authority in order to be allowed to install an antenna would be unreasonable, unless it is a permit fee that is needed to serve safety or historic preservation or a permit is required in the case of installation on a mast greater than 12 feet.

Can a TV antenna be installed on your property?

This rule means that, in most circumstances, viewers will be able to install, use and maintain an antenna on their property if they directly own the property on which the antenna will be located.

What to do if tenant installs appliance without your consent?

Most residential leases bar the tenant from installing an appliance without the owner’s consent, says Manhattan attorney Adam Leitman Bailey. If your lease does and you find out that a tenant has installed an appliance without your consent, you can take steps to try to get the tenant to remove it.

Is it illegal to install software on a computer without consent?

For example, under CASL, it is prohibited for a website to automatically install software on a visitor’s computer without getting consent, or for software to be updated without first obtaining consent.

Can a self installed app be covered under CASL?

No, self-installed software is not covered under CASL. For example, the owner of a mobile device goes to an app store to purchase and download an app. As the owner is installing the app on their own personal device, CASL does not apply. Other examples include the following, if the programs are installed on your own device:

When do you need a CASL to install software?

CASL only applies when you install or cause the installation of software on another person’s device in the course of commercial activity. If CASL applies, then you must have consent to install the software. More information about consent is provided later in these guidelines.