I have a very challenging landlord. Because I am not German, they have said in the past they would refuse to help me. In the past when something has broken, it was very very hard to get it fixed (for example, I didn't have a working toilet or access to my mailbox for over a month)
I did, however, make a mistake -- when I moved in I was signed up on Grundversorgung with Vattenfall. Simply, during the handover the landlady told me I could select any provider but if I didn't I would automatically stay with Vattenfall. As I mentioned, I'm not german so I simply thought 'okay, that's fine with me.' Now I think this was a mistake.
However, last week my landlord said Vattenfall is threatening to shut off my electricity and refuses to give me an explanation why. I think it is because of the Grundversorgung. I contacted Vattenfall to resolve it but I can't do so without a meter number -- they refuse to give this to me.
I will do my best to get this sorted and avoid a shut off.
In this case, can my landlord and Vattenfall legally shut off my electricity because of the Grundversorgun??? I don't have any unpaid bills, and I paid twice (strangely, yes -- twice this year my landlord billed me for extra costs) for the utililities being higher than my nebenkosten, which is all paid up.