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Do you need to be on the voters roll to get a contract?

I'm not on the voters roll yet! Can I get a contract phone still?

Most Useful Answer Hagwag  Jul. 2, 2011 at 14:14

Not sure where I got the 6 months/£3k thing from either!

Checked it out and it's only an offence if you are asked to register and fail to do so - then it's a straight £1000 fine.

I can see why people don't want to be on it (I certainly don't) but if you want credit for a phone/mortgage/spaceship you have to

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blizzard7  Jul. 2, 2011 at 10:09

Not that I'm aware of, as long you are over 18 and have lived in the UK for 3+ years, you should be fine.

Hagwag  Jul. 2, 2011 at 13:40

All credit reference agencies use the voters roll as confirmation of addresses so no you won't be able to get a contract in your name.

It's also illegal to not be on the roll so do it! Upto £3000 fine and or 6 months in prison

blizzard7  Jul. 2, 2011 at 13:55

@Hagwag
Not sure where you're getting the £3000/ 6 months prison from but it appears you are correct. Not being on the electoral roll means you won't be able to apply for credit/ contracts.

Hagwag  Jul. 2, 2011 at 14:14

Not sure where I got the 6 months/£3k thing from either!

Checked it out and it's only an offence if you are asked to register and fail to do so - then it's a straight £1000 fine.

I can see why people don't want to be on it (I certainly don't) but if you want credit for a phone/mortgage/spaceship you have to

russthewomble  Jul. 3, 2011 at 10:50

It's not impossible to get a contract without being on the electoral roll. If you have a good history of credit payments already then you could still be accepted. I wasnt on the electoral roll at my last two addresses, until recently, and was still able to get credit and a phone contract.

However it certainly improves your chances by applying to be on the electoral roll, and it's pretty painless. From memory you just fill in a form, sign and send off. I think they'll even send you a completed form through the post just for your signature.

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