With winter and the cold weather already here in the UK most of us have already been turning the heating up on a sliding scale as the weeks run up to Christmas.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak we have all been stuck in our homes for the last few weeks. It has probably got to the point where the home has started to feel more like hell. However, it’s time to change that, with no clear end to the pandemic in sight we need to focus on staying positive.
As a tenant it can be a struggle to try and calculate your monthly budget after rent, especially if you are unsure as to which bills you are actually responsible for. In this blog we will discuss which bills you, the tenant, needs to pay and which are the responsibility of the Landlord.
Your utility bills are one of the few things you can control as a private tenant. However, it can be hard to know to make savings on your energy consumption. Many energy-efficiency savings require you to make investments in your home, such as improved wall insulation and double glazing. However, this isn’t possible for tenants, who are rarely in a position to request their landlord makes such changes.
Every year, it seems, as UK homeowners, we're being squeezed harder for money thanks to rising energy bills that never seem to fall, regardless of how many years you stick with the same energy company. With that, according to research conducted by Warwick University's David Ronayne, at one point or another, “more than 70% of internet users have used a price comparison website” including sites that compare energy providers in the hope of saving some much-needed cash.