I am sorry if this has been discussed before but I cannot find it anywhere. I have today received the letter from Enedis telling me that Oti France are coming to fit the Linky to my house next week so that the meter only has to be read once a year (physically) and that they will call me to arrange a time. Now I know that I can refuse this (even though it says it is obligatory on the reverse of their letter) and when you look on their website it says you should do so by telling them online. I believe that I should refuse by recorded and signed letter as well. As I have interior meters they actually have to enter my property to fit the Linky whereas if it was an external meter they would not.
My reasons for refusing are that there have been instances here in France where the Linky has been placed in by sub contractors who have not been efficient in their installation practice and subsequent electrical fires have occurred. When people have tried to apply for compensation/claimed against Enedis they have referred to the contractor and the contractor has bounced it back to Enedis, resulting in no monies being paid. I understand that a charge can be applied for a physical reading to take place but I would rather pay the charge.
Does anyone else have any knowledge on the matter please, thank you. Please understand I am not a Luddite nor deliberately difficult when it comes to advances but I used to work for major loss adjustors and know just how difficult it can be to prove fault when there is more than one party involved to be made claim against.