On some sites, landlords include utility usage costs within the rent or lease but in multi-tenanted sites this is a very inaccurate way of apportioning usage as inevitably some tenants use more power than others.
Tenant billing, or ‘tenant on charging’, as it is otherwise known, provides commercial landlords with a solution to reclaiming energy costs from tenants in multi-let buildings.
Tenant billing requires a submetering system to collect the consumption data from each tenanted area so that tenants are charged accurately for the energy they use.
The site systems are remotely accessed by GSM or internet links to collect, collate the data and then to generate a billing schedule by using supplier monthly invoices to calculate the relevant unit rates.
This service saves time for energy managers and prevents tenant disputes.