I don’t know what to do. I’ve received a larger energy bill than expected. I’ve paid you guys and everything as I realise it’s because I hadn’t entered my meter readings because I’m an idiot and thus it’s accumulated over the winter period when we were using more heating than September and October months where the estimations began. Now, the housemates are refusing to pay this (there are 7 of us in total, so we’re only talking for £45 for this month from them to cover their part of this, but that’s a lot for just one of me!). The statement makes it look like the heating was being used massive amounts in just the last month (March), but it has been being used all over winter during the snow months by everyone.
My first question is - would this bigger bill be from the estimations being too little in the previous month? This bigger bill is just recalibrating what we should have paid and would have paid if I had entered my meter readings. If this is the case, of course, it is my fault and I will offer to spread the costs over the normal monthly bill as it would have been before if I had been an adult and did the meter readings.
My other question is - could I put the other names of the tenants on this house on the bill? Legally as none of their names appears on the bills it is only me who will be penalised for any other months with higher payments. Obviously, I have covered the bill but I don’t want to be liable to any more of this in the future.
Thank you for your time,