Worried bill payers ‘should contact suppliers’

Tenants who are worried about their energy bills should speak to tariff providers immediately, it has been advised.Many bill payers will worry about their fuel bills following the big freeze this month, moneysupermarket.com revealed yesterday (January 18th).Some 40 per cent of annual energy consumption is used in the winter months, it was claimed."This recent cold [...]

NLA makes E.ON a recognised supplier

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has added E.ON UK to its list of recognised suppliers.Landlords can now benefit from customer service advice from the supplier, as well as reasonably priced rates.Head of marketing at NLA Paul Berwick said: "More and more companies [are] realising that landlords are a key market for energy companies."Reasonable prices and [...]

Tenants ‘should save £60 extra’for winter fuel

Landlords and homeowners are being advised not to fear that energy prices will rise as a result of the big freeze.Energy expert at uSwitch.com Tom Lyon said that bills will be higher because of increased consumption, but that prices will not rise."Higher demand because of sub-zero temperatures and the current rationing of energy to certain [...]

Halifax: Protect against burst pipes

Damage from burst pipes and other problems created by the cold weather can be expensive to repair. Landlords may therefore wish to follow some advice on how to protect their buy-to-let properties from the freezing temperatures. Halifax recommends ensuring that water pipes, the water tank and the loft of the property is properly insulated, to [...]

Consumers ‘could be shocked’by winter fuel bills

Landlords and homeowners are being warned that winter fuel bills may be higher than expected.Consumer website uSwitch.com said that consumers "could be in for a nasty shock"in 2010.Suppliers have reduced fuel prices, but bills are still higher than at the start of 2008, it claimed.Landlords and other consumers could consider switching to online billing, [...]

Homeowners advised to protect against Christmas fires

Landlords should ensure that tenants take extra precautions against fire during the festive period.Home insurer More Than said that the amount of homes damaged by fire will rise by 180 per cent over the holidays.The company explained that there was a sharp increase in the number of fire incidents reported last Christmas day. Most fires [...]

Landlords may benefit from ‘cheaper online fuel plans’

Christmas may have come early for landlords as energy suppliers compete online.Energy plans are being offered by suppliers battling to offer the cheapest online option, according to price comparison website uSwitch.Npower has just undercut British Gas by £22 and OVO by £14 with its new Websaver 5 plan.Costing an average of £907, the plan was [...]

Boiler scrappage scheme ‘not enough’

Property owners may find that the government's boiler scrappage scheme is insufficient, according to Blane Judd, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).The scheme was revealed in the chancellor's pre-budget report and aims to replace boilers in 125,000 properties with new models.According to Alistair Darling, each inefficient boiler adds more [...]

Private landlord group reveals British Gas link-up

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has announced that British Gas has joined its Recognised Supplier Scheme.Having joined the initiative, the utilities provider will be on hand to ensure property professionals can meet various landlord legal requirements and are supplied with relevant services.British Gas will also help landlords when one tenancy agreement ends and another begins.A [...]

Private landlords offered advice on gas safety

Private landlords and other homeowners were able to access plenty of information on the subject of carbon monoxide poisoning throughout last week.Registered charity CO-Awareness held a number of public events across the UK to raise awareness of the topic - and some of the discussion points may have been particularly pertinent to those who rent [...]