Commercial Landlord business gas and electricity

No matter the size of your property portfolio, we can help you find the right deal

 

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Why choose us for your commercial landlord business gas and electricity

Fixed or flexible tariffs for commercial landlord business energy

Flexible plans

We offer fixed or flexible contracts to work with how you want to use your commercial properties

Most trusted business energy supplier - agent speaking to commercial landlord

A brand you can trust

We're trusted by more UK businesses than any other supplier. This means we can use our experience across gas and electricity to help drive and deliver value for our customers

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Respecting your time

Our customers can register for an online account, meaning you can manage the energy for your commercial property in one place

How does commercial landlord business gas and electricity work?

A lot of commercial landlords allow their tenants to choose their own business energy supplier, this means that the tenant will pay their own energy bills. But if your tenant moves out you become responsible for the energy bill until a new tenant moves in.

Commercial landlords may also decide to manage the energy for their commercial property portfolio, providing energy to the tenant as a service charge. Either way, it’s important to find a plan that suits your needs.

We offer energy plans to suit you

Commercial properties come in all different sizes and energy use. The energy contract you choose will depend on whether you’re planning on charging your tenants as a service charge or letting them pick their own contract.

Plan Benefits This plan is suitable if:
Fixed Price Energy Plans Security that your prices will stay the same for the length of your contract. You are going to charge your tenants for energy as a service charge
30 day Rolling Energy Plan Freedom to switch with just 30 days written notice You are going to let your commercial property and allow your tenant to choose their own supplier
Fixed Price Energy Plans

Benefits

Security that your prices will stay the same for the length of your contract.

Could be right if…

Freedom to switch with just 30 days written notice

30 day Rolling Energy Plan

Benefits

Freedom to switch with just 30 days written notice

Could be right if…

You are going to let your commercial property and allow your tenant to choose their own supplier

As the UK's most trusted business energy supplier, our experts are on hand to help you find the plan that is right for you

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Advice on re-charging your tenant for business energy

Some commercial landlords include energy in their tenants lease, and charge tenants for the energy they use. When the landlord is in control and recharges through a service charge, then it is the landlords responsibility to get the best deal. Here are some best practice in this situation:,

  • Compare the deals to find the lowest prices
  • If your commercial property has multiple units and tenants, you may wish to charge your tenants based on the floor space they occupy
  • A fixed energy plan is more suitable as this will guarantee the unit price of gas per kWh for the period of your contact, so you can set a fixed service charge for your tenants
  • Some may think that recharging tenants for the energy they use is an easy way to make additional profits – be aware that many tenants will know what the average price should be recharged to them, so don’t hike the price
  • The Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales (ICAEW) publish service charge guidelines you can follow
  • RICS publish a code of practice which gives guidance on charging your commercial tenants service charges, including energy
Business tenant in commercial property
Handling changes of tenancy

What happens when my tenant moves out?

If your tenants are responsible for their own energy contracts they'll need to settle any outstanding bills. You'll then become responsible for paying the energy bill, so ensure you get a meter reading the day your tenant moves out.

If you've not agreed a new contract with the energy supply, you'll likely be charged deemed rates. Deemed rates are typically much higher than contracted rates, so you could save a lot of money by comparing prices and switching to a cheaper business electricity tariff. If you're paying deemed rates you can move to a cheaper business energy price plan by contacting our business movers team.

When a new tenant moves in, they need to send a change of tenancy notification to the existing supplier. If that's us, then they can do this quickly online

Landlord's Gas Safety Record

In addition to looking for things like landlord insurance, as a landlord, you have a legal responsibility to check all the gas appliances and installations on the premises are working properly and are safe. This includes making sure your boiler is working and safe.

We offer a Landlord’s Gas Safety Record where we perform an annual service and any repairs. Once your gas appliance has been successfully, tested you’ll receive a Gas Safety Record.

 

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We offer more than just business energy for commercial landlords

We offer services you can rely on. More than 50,000 businesses across the UK count on us when the unexpected happens. Whether itp's keeping your business cool with air conditioning, repairing a broken boiler, or fixing a water leak. We're here to help.

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Frequently asked questions

What’s a commercial property?

A: Commercial properties differs from residential property because the property's main or only use is commercial (for business use), rather than serving as a residence.

 

Can I manage all my commercial properties in one place?

A: Yes, register for an online account and call us to get all your properties added so they all appear on your online account dashboard.

My tenant is moving, what do I need to do?

A: Please ensure you get a meter reading the day your tenant moves out and you’re responsible for paying for the energy bills.

For more info please go to Moving business premises

I’m already with British Gas business, how do I request my free smart meter?

A: Please fill out our Request a smart meter form

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