Just as a post script. When we realised that our electricity supply was illegal, we contacted the electricity company and offered to pay them the money for the years consumption direct. (we didn’t want the dodgy developer getting their hands on any more of our money).

They were very good about our predicament, said they would investigate the supply and at the end of the day, said that they would not take the money from us as we had not committed the fraud. (I have it in writing from their main local office). Especially as we hadn’t compounded the problem by paying our dodgy developer/neighbour what they had asked.

We haven’t heard any results yet from their further investigation, however it is immaterial what the outcome is. Until our property is made legal or regularised we cant get an LFO and therefore a contract with them.