An expanding Tyneside Utilities firm, One Utility Bill has developed a new service for landlords and letting agents
A rapidly expanding student utility firm has announced a new partnership with a leading property management firm in the region.
One Utility Bill, based in Gateshead, has confirmed Acorn Properties will be its latest partner as it bids to strike up lucrative and long-term relationships with the nation’s best landlords and letting agents.
Having already established itself in the student market, last month One Utility Bill confirmed it would expand its services nationally after it enjoyed a record first month in business and has now launched a bespoke service for landlords as it looks to build on its early success in the industry.
With customer targets firmly on track, the company is changing the way landlords market their properties and recently announced it will invest in new staff nationally to cope with demand for its services.
One Utility Bill currently offers flexible and affordable energy and internet deals for students and manages their bills for them. And after identifying a gap in the market, it will now give both landlords and letting agents the chance to offer any tenant their rent inclusive of utilities.
With offices throughout the region, Acorn Properties is one of the North East’s premier letting, property management and sales specialists has expanded its Newcastle operation by opening a new branch in the heart of Durham City.
Speaking about the new partnership, its Managing Director, John Henderson, said: “The market in Durham is very “pro All Inclusive Rents” and we are delighted to be working with One Utility Bill to develop a package for both the Students and the Professional market sectors both here and in our head office in Newcastle.
“We’ve supported this company from the very beginning, and we believe that One Utility Bill’s working ethos is strong and focused and wish them every success with this latest expansion.”
From the outset, One Utility Bill’s main aim and focus was to simplify utility bills and remove the stress from organising and managing them.
It’s Managing Director, Chris Dawson, is delighted about launching the new service and is looking forward to striking up further partnerships with landlords and letting agents throughout the United Kingdom.
“We’re extremely proud that our company is growing so quickly and our partnership with Acorn is very important to our progress. Partnerships with Letting Agents and Landlords is key to promoting our service to their customers and tenants.
“When we talked to landlords in the early days of our business many of them wanted a utilities management service for their own businesses so that’s exactly what we’ve done. We also organise household bills such as council tax and TV licenses.
“By working directly with agents and landlords we can simplify our utility process even further and this is all positive news for the long-term success of our business, our key sales channels have now become loyal clients and customers.
One Utility Bill has already partnered with some of the UK’s most trusted providers of water, gas and electricity and has secured deals with several of the largest utility providers in the country.
The company provides shared utility bills and works by giving students one flexible payment for all of their bills, split equally between housemates, when it’s most convenient for them.
Private landlords in the region have welcomed the new service and believe One Utility Bill’s expansion can only be a good thing for the industry.
Rachel Gallagher, a private landlord, and owner of EC1 Solutions said she had no hesitation of making the most of One Utility Bill’s service when it heard about its latest offering.
She added: “Being able to offer our tenants an all-inclusive service makes our properties more desirable, meaning they rent quicker with happier tenants. This can only be a positive move for our company and we’re happy to be working with One Utility Bill.”