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The usual system of dividing the cost of supplying heating / hot water by the number of tenants and charging them a share has become a criminal offence following the introduction of the Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014.
Landlords were required to install individual meters by 1 April 2016 for the individual rented units.
As it is statutory compliance, your Landlord is required to install individual electricity meters, and can not expect you to pay the heating bills, for which you do not have an individual meter for your property or any control over the usage.
Yes, the Landlord first need to install individual meters for the property.
The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014.
It needs to be individual meters. If the boiler is in other part, then your Landlord would have to install a new boiler for your place as well.
Yes. The act came in effect in 2016.
Yes, for residential tenancies.
Remind this new landlord abut the relevant legislation I have mentioned above.
There can not be single meter when number of tenants are living in the property, they need individual meters for their separate units.
Well, it is going to be AST , you will be responsible for the utility bills.
How they will decide how much is your usage from the single meter?
Assured shorthold tenancy.
"there is no meters in my address at all I’ve 3 radiators but no control when there on or off"
That's why they need to install individual meter for your rented accommodation.
Exactly, you can report this Landlord/Agent to your local council as well, if they force you to sign this new tenancy agreement without doing the requisite work.
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