Energy Bills in shared houses
So we added a fixed charge to the rent and paid the bills ourselves. But how to keep the bills down when there is no incentive? Saying "The rent will rocket if you don't turn lights off " etc. has little effect because most know they will have left when that happens. Also I now have several oriental tenants who feel the cold and the costs are rocketing - £1800/ year for gas/electricity in a basic terrace house with four tenants - which equates to nearly £40/ month for a tenant..
I have thought of all sorts of complex schemes including my reading the meters, say, quarterly and adjusting the rent accordingly but does anyone have any experience/ ideas??
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