A lot of commercial landlords allow their tenants to choose their own business energy supplier. But if your tenant moves out you become responsible for the energy bill until a new tenant moves in. Some landlords also provide energy as a service charge. Either way, it’s important to get the best deal.
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.
For ease, some commercial landlords include energy in their tenants lease, and charge tenants for the energy they use. In buildings where there are multiple units and tenants you may charge your tenants based on the floor space they occupy.
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. If you've not agreed a new contract with the energy supply, you'll likely be charged deemed rates.
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
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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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.
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.
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
A: Please fill out our Request a smart meter form
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