What if I change my mind about switching?
You’ll get a 14-day cooling off period in case you change your mind. This is a legal requirement and it begins the day after you agree a contract (whether face-to-face, online or over the phone).
Can I switch energy suppliers if I rent?
Yes, usually. As a tenant, you have the right to switch if you pay your supplier directly for the energy you use. Your landlord may have named a ‘preferred supplier’ in the rental agreement, and it’s worth letting them know your decision, but this won’t affect your right to switch.
If you don’t have a smart meter and you pick a tariff that requires one to be installed you’ll need to ask permission from your landlord.
If your landlord pays your energy bills and then charges you, you don’t have the right to switch supplier. You can always ask your landlord to change provider, though.