Secondary prepayment meters for tenants

Metro Prepaid secondary prepayment meters are an efficient way for Landlords in the UK to recover electricity usage payments from tenants. COVID-19 - How does it effect your Metro Prepaid meters? For LANDLORDS with Metro Prepaid meters, our Help Desk is available 24/7 to assist and advise you. TENANTS adversely impacted by Covid-19 should contact their Landlords to discuss their options. WHOLESALERS, we are trading normally and can supply you today!

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Metro Prepaid secondary meters are available from leading electrical wholesalers throughout the UK.
Metro Prepaid secondary meters are suitable for a range of residential and commercial Landlords, whenever a Landlord needs to recover electricity usage from tenants. more

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Install a meter

Landlords use their own appointed electrician to install the prepayment meters.
Landlords may install as many prepaid meters per property as the main supply permits.
Electricians must comply with IET wring codes. more

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Using a meter

Once installed tenants top up their prepayment meters by purchasing power codes vended by Metro Prepaid across thousands of stores in the UK.
Metro Prepaid accumulates these electricity (power code) payments for any given month, and transfers these funds to the registered Landlord in the first week of the following month. more

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Register a meter

Registering a secondary prepayment meter is simple.
Our Help Desk is available for extended hours to assist in registering meters.
Basic registration can be done in a few minutes by completing the on-line form below, or telephonically with our Help Desk. more

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How to buy Metro codes

Tenants may top-up their prepayment meters by purchasing a power code. Power codes are vended by Metro Prepaid in thousands of high street stores in the UK via PaypPoint, as well as on-line, or via bank payment, cash deposit or credit card (Paypal). A power code is a 20-digit encrypted number that is punched into the meter by the tenant on returning home.

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Our Customer Stories

  After setting up well over 1000 HMO rooms and many years as a property trainer, I know that the all-in model with free electricity that many HMO owners adopt is flawed. It drives the wrong behaviour, with tenants not switching off appliances using electric heaters whilst leaving the windows wide open or worse taking a long weekend in Greece and leaving the appliances running. Savvy landlords have been sub metering their tenants for years. Coin meters have the disadvantage of requiring emptying and attract theft and damage to the meter. Card meters have the disadvantage of administrating the sale of cards and dealing with knock off cards and all meters have the problem of being bypassed. Metro meters remove the need to supply cards, the tenant can purchase electricity online or at any Pay point and provide monthly account of usage so if a tenant is not paying it can easily be identified. They are also far cheaper to purchase.   Whenever I fit card meters to rooms I find the electric use by the household drops by nearly half, a positive contribution to cutting energy costs and helping energy conservation. I am now fitting Metro meters to all my properties.  

Jim Haliburton - HMO Daddy