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Are you charging your residents too much for communal heat?

Posted by Richard Lupo on 14-Apr-2015 24:30:00

What do others charge for heat supplied?  What is the normal daily standing charge? 

These costs can be quite tricky for landlord and tenant relationships.  As there is no national benchmark, the rates charged can often lead to complaints.  This is especially difficult when residents compare metered heat prices with gas prices.

At our recent heat metering event there was a huge appetite to run a survey of landlords on costs of metered heat to tenants to answer these questions.

Our aim is to find out what rates are charged at a national level so that you know that residents are being treated fairly. We would like you to take part in this nationally important research.

Click here to complete this 10 minute survey before 11th May (have your maximum and minimum kWh and standing charge rates handy).  All respondents will receive the final results of the survey which will include the prices charged.  As an extra incentive, all respondents will also be entered into a prize draw to win three M&S vouchers worth £25 each.

The survey has been kindly sponsored by Utilita who offer free smart meters and competitive pre-pay rates.  Utilita is also a corporate partner of SHIFT, the environmental standard for social landlords.


Our next Breakfast at Baker Homes event brings together products, funding opportunities, case studies and innovative energy options that can help your organisation further reduce energy bills and carbon emissions.
Join us and our expert panel for a morning of discussion, debate and DANISHES!

SHIFT conference, health and housing, housing associations, over heating, condensation

Topics: Heating, Registered Social Landlords, Residents

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