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Metro Prepaid UK is a 'Best HMO Technology Supplier' Nominee

We are pleased to announce that Metro Prepaid UK has been nominated for the 'Best HMO Technology Supplier' at the HMO Awards 2022.

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Questions and Answers About Electric Sub Meters For HMOs

Jim Haliburton Answers Everything You Want And Need To Know About Fitting Prepay Meters in HMOs. These questions and answers are from a HMO Daddy publication and if you have further questions you can ask Jim Haliburton for free.

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[Listen] How to Tackle The Energy Prices Increases 2022

The government energy regulator, Ofgem, announced that there's going to be an energy price cap, which confirms that it will increase by a massive 54% or equivalent to £693 per annum from the first of April 2022. Whether you're a homeowner/ landlord, HMO owner or you're living in a property with your family, it means that there's going to be an additional cost or an increase..

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Electric Sub Meters for Landlords and Tenants

Metro Prepaid has developed an efficient way for UK Landlords to manage electricity usage and collect payments from tenants. Metro Prepaid electric sub meters are suitable for a range of residential...

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[Watch] Jim Haliburton Shares Some Tips for Legal Prepay Metering

I know people are really concerned about energy prices because the cost of energy is going up through the roof, so I am going to tell you how you can significantly reduce or eliminate your energy costs by fitting..

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Arsh Ellahi on Rising Electric Costs and What Landlords Can Do

There will be some landlords who will not really take much action on this and will therefore just absorb it as another cost and as part of the operation. Ultimately, the owner will now be reducing their cashflow by £693 per annum, which calculates as £57.75 per calendar month.

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[Watch] Jim Haliburton Speaks About Electric Sub Meters

I know people are really concerned about energy prices because the cost of energy is going up through the roof, so I am going to tell you how you can significantly reduce or eliminate your energy costs by fitting..

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How to Install a Metro Prepaid Electric Sub Meter

Please note: you need to get a trusted local electrician or a technically competent person for the electric sub meter installation according to regulations.

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Does your HMO lead on climate change?

Are HMOs more energy efficient per unit of accommodation than single residential dwellings? Anecdotal evidence suggests that by optimising the use of space and sharing certain usages of energy, they are. Environmentally aware landlords might choose to..

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Metro Prepaid’s Exhibition at London Build 2021

Metro Prepaid was part of the festivities at UK's leading construction and design show, London Build, this year as it returned to the Grand Hall at Olympia London on the 16 - 17 Nov 2021. We had an exhibition stall where we showcased our electric sub meters for landlords and tenants.

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Metro Prepaid’s Top Picks for Landlords at London Build 2021

London Build 2021, the UK's leading construction and design show is returning to the Grand Hall at Olympia London and Metro Prepaid is one of the exhibitors. We have put together a list of companies whose services may be useful to landlords and their properties.

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What HMO Daddy Jim Haliburton say about Metro Prepaid Electric Sub Meters

HMO Daddy, Jim Haliburton, has been a full time property investor and owns J9 accommodation for over 25 years. He has used Metro Prepaid electric sub meters for his HMOs’s landlord electricity...

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10 Ways Metro Prepaid's Landlord Meters Improve Property Management

Prepaid metering for electricity has been used for the best part of a century, with reports suggesting that, at their peak, 1.5 million coin meters existed in the UK.

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Metro Prepaid’s Landlord Meters will be at London Build Expo 2021

We are proud to announce that Metro Prepaid will be part of this year’s London Build Expo 2021 as one of it’s exhibitors. Our exhibition stand will be amongst hundreds of useful businesses showcasing their products and services.

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How do tenants buy Metro Codes for Metro Prepaid meters at PayPoint stores

So you have just installed a Metro Prepaid electric sub meter for your tenants as a landlord or you may be an electrician that installed the sub meter and you're wondering where should the tenants buy electricity?

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Metro Prepaid MET004 Split Sub Meter for Landlords

Why would a landlord buy a Metro Prepaid MET004 Split Sub Meter? If a landlord wants to lock up the electric sub meter on their property and only give the tenant access to the keypad...

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Metro Prepaid Sub Meter vs Check/Credit Meter

We're going to look at the differences between a credit meter and a Metro Prepaid electric sub-meter. What are the differences? Which one should you use if you're a landlord and want to buy a sub meter for your tenants?

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How to Register a Metro Prepaid Electric Sub Meters?

So you as a landlord or electrician have just bought a Metro Prepaid electricity meter from your local electrical wholesaler and you want to know how to register these electric meters?

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Metro Prepaid Sub Meter vs Card Meter

We're going to look at the differences between a regular old card meter and the Metro Prepaid sub meter and let's see what are the pros and cons of using them and which meter would you choose as the landlord.

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How To Save Money On Your HMO

Do you own an HMO? If so, are all the bills included? are you including electricity? Are you including the gas and central heating? And is that having a negative effect on your cash flow?

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How Does an Electric Sub meter Work?

An electric sub meter provides an innovative and cost effective way for landlords who have subdivided houses, offices or factory buildings...

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Landlords Put a Stop to HMO Electricity Theft

Restricting access to an electric sub meter removes the opportunity for unscrupulous tenants to add wiring that by-passes the landlord meter allowing them to use power without paying for it...

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Why Do Tenants Demand Electric Sub Meters?

Efficient management of electricity bills benefits not only the tenants but landlords too...

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Landlords Slash Meter Install Costs with Electric Sub Meters

Some landlords are cutting their install costs by as much as 75% with pre-pay electric sub meters...

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Benefits of Electric Sub Meters

If you haven’t yet installed Electric Sub Meters into your properties you may be interested in some of the considerable benefits they bring to both the landlord and the tenant…

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How Electric Sub Meters Reduce Costs Versus Coin and Card Meters

How electric sub meters reduce costs versus coin and card meters...

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How to Install an Electric Sub Meter

Landlords with tenants should contact their electrician for advice. Prepaid sub meters are available from most electrical wholesalers...

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