Can I change my meter?
Yes. If you inherit a prepayment meter through a house move, contact your energy supplier to tell then you’re the new owner. You should then be able to change your meter if you want to – though they may run a credit check as part of the direct debit process.
And if you’ve had problems with bills in the past but you’re back on your feet, you might be able to switch from a prepaid to a regular meter too. This will be subject to a credit check and, often, on the condition that your account is 100% debt-free.
Finally, check whether your energy supplier charges to change a meter. Some do and some don’t, so it might be worth shopping around if there’s a charge involved.