Wednesday, 3 November 2010
EDF is coming to read the meter
In France, EDF come and read your meter twice a year.
If your meter is outside, you don't need to be present. However, if the meter is inside the property, you have to let them in.
It is always tricky when you have a holiday home and you live abroad.
You can either ask a neighbour to let EDF in or EDF will leave you a card in your letterbox. Next time you are over, just fill in the meter reading and send it back to EDF. You don't even need to put a stamp on it!
By law, EDF has to come inside your property and read the meter once a year. If they have not been able to get in for a year, they will write to you asking you to contact them to organise a visit. Their visit could cost you (around 25 euros).
If you have to go out the day EDF is suppose to come and you don't want to miss them, just leave a post-it on your front door with your EDF ref. number, your name and the reading. They will be happy with this information.