Tenant Heating Costs

November 20, 2012


As landlords we may be at risk from LA’s under HHSRS regulations for not fulfilling our responsibility to ensure our tenants can affordably heat their homes. My tenants have recently informed me their utility bills have increased by 40% since January 2011. This has happened despite a new boiler replacement in 2009 and increased loft installation in May 2012.

My tenants inform me they are on the cheapest tariff from the energy company and are sensible with energy usage. At some stage I guess the excessive cold hazard will require reviewing if energy bills continue to rise steeply or landlords will be expected to spend thousands on creating homes with insulation comparable with the space shuttle thermal protection systems.

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