I have a direct debit agreement with a mobile phone company - pretty standard, I would imagine. I have moved since setting up the account and wrote to the company to tell them I have moved. Despite this, they still send the bill to my old address, but the bill is forwarded to my through my redirection service.
Eventually, however, the redirection will cease. It is possible that
the phone company will continue to send the bills to my old address
and I will not therefore receive them. Since I'm not prepared to
permit a direct debit on my account without first receiving notice of
the sum to be debited (ie a bill), can I legally cancel the direct
debit without being liable for any penalties the phone company might
wish to charge for non payment of a bill (that they have not sent me)?
It's unlikely, but suppose there was an error and they tried to debit
(say) £10,000 from my account and the money wasn't there? I'd be
liable for all sorts of of fees, etc.
I'm not trying to avoid paying. I just want to know how much I'm
supposed to pay before I pay...
- posted 10 years ago