Do It Yourself
When you move in make sure you take a note of the gas and electric meter readings (usually downstairs towards the front of the house and sometimes outside – if you get stuck, you can ask us or your landlord). Once you've got these it's also very important that you choose a supplier and take out a contract with them to secure you the best rates for the period of your tenancy.
Who Is My Current Supplier?
You may receive letters from utility suppliers when you move into your house, either address to you personally or to 'The Occupier'. If you open these letters it will be apparent who your current suppliers are.
WATER: your water supplier is Severn Trent (www.stwater.co.uk) in Birmingham.
ELECTRICITY: call 0845 6030 618 or visit www.westernpower.co.uk and click the 'Who is my supplier' link on the left hand side.
GAS: call 0870 6081 524 and answer the questions to find out who your supplier is.
Getting a BILL MANAGEMENT SERVICE
If you're looking to go bills-inclusive and your landlord hasn't offered the package, we recommend you use Redbrick Bills. They are the best priced in the UK, based in Selly Oak and give you a very generous usage allowance where you only pay for what you use.
Gas, Electric, Water and Internet per person per week:
4 bedroom : £11.17 (100mb internet)
5 bedroom : £9.86 (100mb internet)
6 bedroom : £9.13 (100mb internet)
7 bedroom : £8.92 (200mb internet)
Visit www.redbrickbills.co.uk to find out more and get a free quote on house sizes between 3 and 10 people. Sign-up online in 2 minutes.
Click this Brochure with information on their company including the prices vs competitors.
Don't forget to use our referral code DH016 to get £20 off vouchers.
At the End of Your Tenancy
We will ask you to prove that all of your utilities are paid when you leave your property. We will need to see this before we are able to return your deposit to you. When you are asking for your last bill you must make sure to provide your suppliers with the correct meter readings and the date MUST be the last date of your tenancy.