Ending your liability for the bill
Your liability under the terms of a deemed contract continues until one of the following applies.
•You enter into a contract while you are still an owner or occupier of the premises. You continue to be liable under the terms of a deemed contract until your new contract takes effect.
You may terminate a deemed contract at any time by giving the supplier seven days’ notice. The notice period may be shorter if the supplier agrees. If you have not arranged to enter into a contract with the same supplier at the end of the notice period, your supply continues under the terms of a further deemed contract.
If you intend to switch supplier, you must give your existing supplier at least 28 days’ notice, unless the supplier agrees to accept a shorter notice period.
You may not bring a deemed contract to an end without the agreement of the supplier, if you are being supplied by an alternative supplier because your supplier’s licence was revoked by Ofgem.1Condition 7.1 SLC You can only bring such a deemed contract to an end:
•You cease to occupy the premises. If you give your supplier a minimum of two working days’ notice, or if your supplier agrees to accept a shorter period of notice before you leave, your deemed contract ends on the day you leave.
If you do not give your supplier notice that you are leaving, your deemed contract does not terminate and you continue to be liable to pay for the supply of gas until the earliest of:
◦28 days after you inform the supplier you have left;
◦the next date the meter is due to be read;
◦the date when another person requires a supply at the premises from either the same supplier or a different supplier.