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How To Manage Energy Supply In Rented Property As A Landlord In 2024

Landlords should be aware of their responsibilities to their tenants. The property should be maintained to provide occupants with a safe environment, and all gas and electrical equipment must be correctly installed, serviced and certified. Additionally, it is the landlord’s responsibility to establish how energy bills will be paid.

When renting out a property, you and your tenants can agree who will be responsible for paying the energy bills in the tenancy agreement. If you take on this responsibility, you must select an energy provider for the property and request payment from your tenants.

Giving you the flexibility to switch to the best value gas and electricity tariffs available, this applies both when renting out a property or as a landlord responsible for paying the bills. It is advised that you also compare other utility providers to ensure you are not overpaying.

For tenants opting to pay their own energy bills, they may switch energy providers if desired but must inform you of their intentions; this should be stipulated within the tenancy agreement so they understand their obligations. We recommend that landlords ask tenants to contact the energy provider for your property and have the bills put into their name before asking for a copy of these bills as proof of completion.

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