Smart meters provide real time updates to energy suppliers and users in real time about their energy usage and what it is costing on a small device in the home.
Smart meters remove the need for energy companies to take physical meter readings.
The Government have tasked power companies a target to roll out smart meters nationally by June 2025
Smart meters are currently free to have installed.
We often get the questions from some of our landlords “Who is responsible for installing them? The landlord or tenants?”
According to Ofgem it is the billpayers right to install a smart meter and that the landlord shouldn’t unreasonably prevent the installation.
It is very important to note this will depend on the tenants contract including the NRLA ones. Most require the tenant to ask permission before changing the meters on a property – so make sure you review your contracts.
If there are clauses in a tenants contract landlords should not unreasonably withhold permission for switching meters, as most new meters are smart meters, and they grant access to the best energy deals.
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