Electric prices from landlord

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Beermonster, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Beermonster

    Beermonster UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Hi, I know there are limitations to what a domestic landlord can charge when reselling the electric, but as a business, can a landlord invoice for electric used and charge more than what they are paying?

    My khw rate has gone up 50% in less than 3 months, I'm pretty sure the landlords prices haven't gone up by that much.
     
    Posted: Aug 13, 2019 By: Beermonster Member since: Nov 25, 2010
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  2. MBE2017

    MBE2017 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Is there any mention of electric charges in your lease?
     
    Posted: Aug 13, 2019 By: MBE2017 Member since: Feb 16, 2017
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  3. Beermonster

    Beermonster UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I've never had a lease, I'm in a mill with lots of other businesses, and when I moved in there I was told how much the rent was per month, I can't even remember if electric was mentioned, I'm sure it was, I think it was just a case of them saying you pay for what you use.
     
    Posted: Aug 13, 2019 By: Beermonster Member since: Nov 25, 2010
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  4. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Have you questioned it with the landlord?
     
    Posted: Aug 13, 2019 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  5. Beermonster

    Beermonster UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    I have, but what I’m wanting to know, do Businees landlords have the same restrictions as domestic ones, where they can’t charge more than they pay plus a bit extra for the standing charge.
     
    Posted: Aug 13, 2019 By: Beermonster Member since: Nov 25, 2010
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  6. paulears

    paulears UKBF Big Shot Full Member

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    Posted: Aug 13, 2019 By: paulears Member since: Jan 7, 2015
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  7. Beermonster

    Beermonster UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Thanks, I thought that would be the case.
     
    Posted: Aug 13, 2019 By: Beermonster Member since: Nov 25, 2010
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  8. pentel

    pentel UKBF Regular Free Member

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    How much per kwh are they charging you?

    A 50% increase is a possibility. They may have been on a 3 or 5 year fix that has come to an end.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: pentel Member since: Mar 12, 2011
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  9. Beermonster

    Beermonster UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    18p from 11p
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: Beermonster Member since: Nov 25, 2010
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  10. ImranR

    ImranR UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Or they were charging you based on estimates but have not had their meter read.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: ImranR Member since: Nov 8, 2018
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  11. NickGrogan

    NickGrogan UKBF Ace Free Member

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    You're not going to get 11p on a small business contract anywhere these days. 18p is a little high, but not crazy. Sounds like the landlord has come to the end of a 3 year contract.
     
    Posted: Aug 14, 2019 By: NickGrogan Member since: Nov 15, 2012
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