Electricity sub meters – share payment?

Electricity sub meters – share payment?

10:41 AM, 3rd January 2023, About A year ago 6

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Hello, I have an older property that is split into 5 flats with one main electricity meter for which I am responsible for the bill and I collect the money from each tenant via 5 sub meters where they pay via either coins or cards which they buy from me.

The issue is, I only receive one government subsidy at £66 per month and they don’t qualify for anything.

Yes, I can split this one payment 5 ways to be fair but they are losing out.

Any suggestions on how they can claim the full amount themselves?

Thank you,


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Luke P

12:27 PM, 3rd January 2023, About A year ago

There's only one meter and therefore only one subsidy payment. There won't be anything more to come. That's it. Nothing more to add.

If you really want, you can take it out of your own pocket.

John Dace

13:24 PM, 3rd January 2023, About A year ago

If any tenant queries this situation - remind them that having 1 meter split between 5 means only 1 payment of daily service split 5 ways. This can be around 50p per day. (£182 per year). So each of the 5 units have been and will be getting a ‘discount’ of approx £36 every year.

Pete England - PaTMa Property Management

14:06 PM, 3rd January 2023, About A year ago

When £400 is divided by 5 it is £80 each my book? There may be another payment after April but that hasn't been announced yet.

Jeff Simms

14:18 PM, 3rd January 2023, About A year ago

Don't sweat the small stuff. Life for landlords has been very tough so just be grateful for a few rays of sunshine.

Colin Massey

14:47 PM, 3rd January 2023, About A year ago

You might find Government comments on this page helpful:

It states:

"As part of this package, we are confirming today that further funding will be available to provide equivalent support of £400 for energy bills for the 1% of households who will not be reached through the EBSS. This includes those who do not have a domestic electricity meter or a direct relationship with an energy supplier, such as park home residents. An announcement with details on how and when these households across Great Britain can access this support will be made this Autumn.

Details of how each individual household can get the £400 are sketchy but a suggestion was that the tenants should enquire at their Local Authority

Luke P

16:30 PM, 3rd January 2023, About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Pete England - PaTMa Property Management at 03/01/2023 - 14:06
“The discount will be applied to your monthly household electricity bill for 6 months starting in October 2022. You’ll get:

£66 in October and November
£67 in December, January, February and March.”

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