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robbyd
13-03-2009, 17:44 PM
Hi, I wanted to ask if the landlord can insist on a certain provider being used for at least the gas/elec supply during a tenancy? It makes management easier for the landlord if you have a lot of properties when it comes to vacant periods, but not sure if we can make a tenant use who we want?

Feedback appreciated.

Bel
13-03-2009, 18:57 PM
A tenant is free to chose own supplier. They can even ask to have a water meter fitted if they pay water rates direct.

PS Your signature is a rather blatantly commercial. It will be better if you can tone it down.

Ericthelobster
14-03-2009, 07:30 AM
It makes management easier for the landlord if you have a lot of properties when it comes to vacant periods, but not sure if we can make a tenant use who we want?...and you can choose a company who make the tenant pay over the odds for the energy but who give the LL a nice kickback for doing so, right? That's why you can't refuse to let them change who they want to use.

robbyd
14-03-2009, 08:31 AM
Thanks for that Bel. So its free choose during the AST for the tenants.

Hi Lobster, I would not do that... I am looking into Utility Warehouse but would not do it if it cost them more.

PaulF
14-03-2009, 09:15 AM
UW is a good provider. I've used them for 3 years now and are cost effective.