At Utility Renewals Ltd, not only do we save you time, money and hassle by handing the process of registering new tenants on your behalf, but we also ensure that moving into their new property is as stress free as possible.
Notify Supplier Of Change of Tenancy
On receipt of new tenant details, we will identify the existing supplier and inform them of the change of tenancy.
Begin Tenancy With Our Preferred Supplier
Beginning a tenancy with our preferred supplier gives us with the ability to solve any issues quickly and easily, putting your tenant's minds at ease.
Start Tenancy Debt Free
RTI codes will be provided to your tenants within 24 hours of setting up their account, to clear the meters of any pre-existing debts, ensuring they only pay for the energy they are responsible for.
Provided With Credit
Our preferred supplier will provide your tenants with an initial £20 of free credit, to ensure they are able to begin their tenancy with functioning gas / electricity.
Best Suited Tariffs
Our team of experts will perform a completely free and impartial energy comparison with your tenants, to find them the cheapest possible tariff, that it also best suited to their circumstances.
Help and Advice
During the energy comparison, our team of experts will be able to advise your tenants on any additional help that they may be entitled to, for example warm home discount support.
Energy Efficiency Advice
Utility Renewals Ltd are truly committed to helping to reduce fuel poverty. In the UK, a household is defined as being fuel poor 'if it has above average energy costs, and if paying those costs would push it below the poverty line as far as it's remaining income was concerned'.
Utility Renewals Ltd believe that, in order to help reduce fuel poverty, it is extremely important that people are educated in the various ways they can reduce their energy consumption.
By arrangement, our team of experts can be available to discuss these measures with your team, or your tenants.
Save on Heating
Set a timer (if possible) on your central heating system, so that it comes on only as and when required.
Turning down the thermostat on your central heating by just 1 degree can save you up to £60 a year on your heating bill.
Stop cold air getting in by installing draft excluders where required and stop heat escaping by closing curtains in the evening.
Save on Water
Baths can often use more water than a shower - As often as possible, choose to shower.
That being said, save up to £75 per year by spending just one minute less in the shower can save substantial amounts of money over the course of the year.
Replacing an inefficient shower head with a more efficient one is also a great way to save money - Up to £38 per year on gas and a further £53 per year off water bills.
Don't leave your taps running - Even when brushing your teeth, or washing your face, turn the taps off whilst they're not in use!
Where possible, save energy by reducing the length and temperature of the your washing machine cycle.
Save on Lighting
When you're not using them, turn out your lights - Switching them off saves you more money than turning them back on again costs you and could save you up to £15 per year.
When your bulbs require replacing, replace them with energy efficient LEDs. Doing so can save you up to £40 per year .
Save on Appliances
When you've finished, rather than leaving them on standby, switch off your appliances! Save up to £35 per year by shutting everything down properly and even switch off at the plug. Apply this to computers, printers, televisions and other household items.
Also, remember not to leave items such as laptops and mobile phones on charge unnecessarily.
Save in the Kitchen
Save up to £39 per year by simply using a washing up bowl rather than a constant running tap and only filling a kettle when required!
Using lids on pots and pans stops heat from escaping reducing the energy use required to re-heat. Furthermore, do try to resist opening the oven door to check your progress.
Many people don't realise it, but microwaves are much more energy efficient than hobs, or ovens. Consider batch cooking, freezing, de-frosting (naturally) and then re-heating, where possible.
Upgrade to a smart meter and monitor your usage. Smart meters come with a smart energy monitor, which can be used to highlight when your usage is particularly high.
Smart meter monitors can help you identify which of your appliances are consuming the most energy, allowing you to make informed choices and in turn, reduce your consumption, ultimately saving money on your bills.
Are You Entitled To Warm Home Discount?
Warm Home Discount (WHD) was introduced to help those who are on lower incomes, or considered to be a vulnerable household with the cost of energy over the winter period. It offers a one off contribution of £140 towards your energy bills.
Eligibility for the WHD is split into two groups: 'The Core Group' and 'The Broader Group'.
The Core Group - If, on July 5th 2020, you were receiving the guarantee element of Pension Credit, then you automatically form part of this group. In this instance, you will not need to apply for the scheme as you will be automatically identified for entitlement by the DWP, who will send you a letter between October and December confirming this.
The Broader Group - To qualify for the WHD via this group, you must meet one of the following criteria: be on a low income, or receive certain means tested benefits; be in receipt of a disabled child element; be in receipt of a limited capacity for work element, or; be responsible for a child under the age of 5, who ordinarily resides with you. If you believe you meet the criteria for this group, then you should contact your supplier to make an application for the WHD, who will make a decision as to whether they believe you are eligible for the additional help, or not.
Remember, most, but not all suppliers participate in the scheme, so it may be something you wish to factor in when choosing which energy supplier to go with.
To find out more information about the scheme, visit https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme however, if you're unsure about any of the information, our advisors will be more than happy to help you.