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Renters guide to smart meters - Factsheet in English

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Smart meters have lots of benefits for people who rent their home. We know that people with smart meters have a better idea of how much energy they’re using and what it costs.

They provide accurate, automatic meter readings which mean that there are no surprise bills at the end of the month, or the tenancy. This can help you to stay on top of your bills so you’re less likely to fall into debt.

Our leaflet addresses the myths around smart meters and speaks to the many benefits including:

  • You can still have a smart meter if rent your home: If your gas and electricity bills are addressed to you and you pay them, you can choose to have a smart meter installed. Just let your landlord know before you get one. If you don’t pay your energy bills, you can ask your landlord to get a smart meter installed for you
  • Accurate billing: bills will no longer be based on an estimate, and instead on how much energy you are actually using
  • Feel more in control: A smart meter can’t automatically save you money, but your smart meter display can help you see at a glance how much energy you’re using and make choices that could help you use less, like switching to low energy lightbulbs or lowering the flow temperature on your boiler

Download or request to print our leaflet now, or check out our smart meter guide for landlords