UK Warning some renters may miss out on £400 discount on energy bills last minute news


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- Renters have been warned that their landlord may shortchange them when passing on the government's cost of living support

UK Warning some renters may miss out on £400 discount on energy bills last minute news


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- Renters have been warned that their landlord may shortchange them when passing on the government's cost of living support

UK Warning some renters may miss out on £400 discount on energy bills last minute news
03 August 2022 - 14:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A charity has issued a warning to renters who will be relying on their landlords to pass on the benefits of the government's cost of living support. Households all across the UK are set to receive a £400 discount on their energy bills from Autumn. Polly Neate, chief executive of housing charity Shelter, said: "Tenants whose energy bills are included in their rent or service charge cannot directly claim the energy discount. Instead, they will be at the mercy of their landlord passing on this much-needed support. “There’s no specific legal obligation for landlords to pass on this support, but they aren’t allowed to overcharge tenants for the energy they’ve used or make a profit on it. Read more: Man, 54, dies after car crashes off the road “This could be the case if they pocket the Government support and continue to charge the same rate for utilities. “Landlords can only charge for energy used, the standing charge and VAT. So, it’s worth making a note of how much energy you’re using to make sure you’re not paying more than you should.

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.” Meanwhile, a spokesperson from the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) pointed out there may be cases where "bills included" rent agreements will be set without reflecting the recent surge in costs. The spokesperson added: "In most cases, tenants pay their energy bills separately from their rent. As such, they will receive the Government’s support payments directly. “Where rents include the cost of utilities, and tenants incur the cost of increased energy bills, the savings from the support scheme should be passed on to them. However, there will be instances where all-inclusive rents have been set without reflecting higher energy prices. “The Government needs to ensure that its scheme recognises such cases where it is the landlord who is ultimately paying the cost of increased bills, rather than the tenant.” Read next: "I don't want another parent to go through the pain I have": The heartbroken people facing up to the reality of knife attacks Police to clamp down on 'youths wreaking havoc' on town centre during holidays The ruined castle and gardens in the Lake District with a playground kids will love 'Heavy fired' bread rolls sold in Greater Manchester market causing a stir on Facebook Victim of vicious racist attack during which she was BITTEN talks about impact on her son as attacker avoids jail

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