Do I have any rights as a tennant?
Hello, I am in need of some advice.
I know everyone is experiencing a hike in energy costs however I want to know if I have any rights against my letting agency/landlord. We were informed a month ago that the property we are living in is not a domestic property therefore we have been paying business rates + VAT at an alarming increasing rates compared to others in the area and even much more than national average, even double compared to the already increased prices. For reference, I live in a one bedroom flat, do not use the heating, run on electric, frequently travel (therefore electricity is not in use for 40% of the days within a month) and my bills are around £400.00 which I simply cannot afford. Because we are not listed as a domestic property, we were not entitled to government discount scheme.
Can anyone advise me on if there is anything I can do?
Thank you in advance
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The landlord might have a business energy account and tariff to do so.
That does not mean your not in a domestic property, it just means the energy supply is not domestic.
Good news is that starting yesterday you are now able to apply for the £400 EBSS payment
Bad news is that there is no EPG limiting the unit rates for you. The landlord can bill you the unit rates he is paying, even if they are more expensive than the domestic SVT, he is just not allowe dto profit from selling you energy.