Residential Park Home Electricity Tariff

Cornishlass_2 Forumite Posts: 3
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My husband and I are retired and live in a residential park home.  We are very concerned about the cost we are paying to the park home owners of 61p per kWh.  This time last year we were paying 55p per kWh which was reduced to 38p per from October 22 to March 23.  Since March this year we have been paying 61p per unit and would like to hear from anyone else in our position about what they are being charged.  By the way, we pay for our electricity via cards for the meter that goes with our home.


  • QrizB
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    There are two ways for a residential park home to be supplied with electricity:
    1. You have a domestic electricity account directly with an energy company.
    2. Your landlord has a commercial electricity account with an energy company, and you buy electricity from them.
    From what you say, you have the second type of account. If so, your landlord cannot make a profit on supplying electricity but is allowed to pass on the full cost of their commercial tariff. Commercial tariffs are not capped by Ofgem and you are at the mercy of whatever contract terms your landlord has agreed.
    Your landlord should be able to share details of their tariff with you, and explain how your charges are calculated.
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  • Sonic1969
    Sonic1969 Forumite Posts: 4
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    It seems unfair that domestic end users are at the mercy of landlords and getting commercial pricing. My situation is much the same and i think there should be more protection and visibility on pricing. My landlord is completely unapproachable
  • mmmmikey
    mmmmikey Forumite Posts: 1,263
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    I agree that the situation seems unfair, but I don't think it's right to blame the landlords and I expect many of them would agree with you. All they are doing is charging you what they themselves are paying. It's in their interests as well as yours to keep the prices down if they can as it makes the site more attractive to potential residents.

    I think this is an issue to lobby your MP about. It would seem reasonable to me for landlords to be able to access domestic tarrifs where all they are doing is passing the cost on to domestic end users.
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