Man receives 30 bills a day from Scottish Power

The company has accidentally listed his address as the headquarters of Sovereign Housing

Man bombarded by thousands of Scottish Power bills

A man has been bombarded with thousands of incorrect electricity bills in an address blunder by Scottish Power.

The man has received up to 30 incorrect bills a day for the last 18 months after he moved into a new-build flat.

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He claims utility company Scottish Power mistakenly sent the letters to him because it listed his address as the headquarters for Sovereign Housing, which owns the block of flats in Romsey, Hants.

Despite returning a number of the letters and contacting the power firm, it continued to send him bills - including some meant for customers almost a hundred miles away in Swindon, Wilts.

He has been inundated with the bills since he registered his account with Scottish Power after he moved in during August 2015.

Man bombarded with thousands of bills from Scottish Power
Romsey MP Caroline Nokes, who has called on the power firm to end the letters, with a pile of the electricity bills

The man, who does not wish to be identified, as debt collectors are now involved in chasing some of the bills, said: "The postman must hate me since I have moved in.

"Some nights I would get home to 30 bills, it has been so exasperating and I felt like I was getting harassed and bombarded."

Now Romsey MP Caroline Nokes has called on the power firm to end his mail misery and is worried other residents in the flats face legal action over bills they have never received.

She said: "Sovereign Housing and Scottish Power now need to meet and resolve this issue so it doesn't happen again.

"My concern is that I have constituents who may not have realised they are not receiving bills and could soon have debt collectors at their doors."

Scottish Power has now apologised to the man and promised to look into the mix up and correct the address details.

A spokeswoman said: "We sincerely apologise to the customer concerned.

"Our system has been updated to remove any further letters going to this customer's address.

"All other accounts will now be going to the correct address and if a customer has concerns we would ask them to contact us."

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