Just a word of warning about Scottish Power and moving providers. A horror story follows:
When I moved into my last rental property, I switched suppliers from Scottish Power immediately (took the normal couple of weeks for the switch) and was happily being supplied renewable energy from that point on.
Foolishly I gave Scottish Power my details for the final bill to “make things easier”.
I then spent the next 18 months with them harassing me, adamant that they were still supplying the property and that I owed them over £1000. I rang them at least a dozen times to try and resolved the issue, being stuck on the phone for hours on end, bouncing between operators before typically being cut off, trying to resolve the issue.
They eventually sent me a letter informing me that the matter had been passed to a debt collector to recover the money they thought they were owed.
At that point, I (though means I won’t disclose) very quickly managed to get the attention of some very high up people in Scottish Power’s management tree and the matter was resolved within 2 days with them kindly offering to waive the £6 I actually owed them…
If at all possible, I’d recommend waiting for the final bill to come through (once Bulb have told them the reading they started supplying on) and pay it by cheque or other anonymous means.