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Water meter

Posted: Sun Jan 3, 2021 10:25pm
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Dondesme

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Does anyone know if padlocks can be put onto the water meter cabinets ? 

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 10:29am

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 10:29am

Yes they can but you are granted access at any time by Law.

Dondesme

Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 10:34am

Dondesme

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 10:34am

I meant to say can we as owners on an urbanisation put padlocks on our water meter cabinets as they are not locked 

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 11:06am

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 11:06am

Dondesme wrote on Mon Jan 4, 2021 10:34am:

I meant to say can we as owners on an urbanisation put padlocks on our water meter cabinets as they are not locked 

Hello

I would say, ask your administrators as it would have to be agreed. In my Urb, we have 6 meter cabinets with about 12 or so meters in each ( 75 owners), all of whom would need a key.

  People arrive at all times of the day & night+ weekends/bank hols when administrators are closed so if your key was lost/forgotten it would be so much of a faff , that when it came up for discussion years ago, it was immediately discounted

Hope this helps

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Dondesme

Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 11:22am

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 11:22am

We was thinking of a combination lock so everybody has the code. Would it not be down to the community and president rather than the administrator? As the Administrator works for the urbanisation.

elinspain

Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 3:27pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 3:27pm

Dondesme wrote on Mon Jan 4, 2021 11:22am:

We was thinking of a combination lock so everybody has the code. Would it not be down to the community and president rather than the administrator? As the Administrator works for the urbanisation.

Hello

In my Urb it would have to be  a topic for discussion at  AGM  & voted on by all owners,( president/vice presidents have no power on their own in our place)....... not sure how your Urb works

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Dondesme

Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 3:46pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 3:46pm

I wish this was the case on our urbanisation. The President and Administrator seem to make all the decisions 😣 it’s so frustrating as security isn’t priority for them. 

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 5:37pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 4, 2021 5:37pm

Dondesme wrote on Mon Jan 4, 2021 10:34am:

I meant to say can we as owners on an urbanisation put padlocks on our water meter cabinets as they are not locked 

This would probably need to be agreed at your next AGM. We have a meter cupboard and all owners have a key, as do the administrators'. 

For us it has worked quite well and prevented squatters access to the water for an empty apartment. It was a lot easier to get them out as they had no electricity or water.

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