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Many landlords, body corporates, and property managers have at one time or another found themselves with an unwanted headache brought on by tenants disputing their utilities bill.
Sub prepaid meters are an effective tool that landlords and property managers can use to prevent electricity account disputes and finally alleviate that all too common headache.
Not only do sub prepaid meters assist landlords and property managers but they also help them empower their tenants as they can now measure their usage and plan their consumption.
Here are some of the key benefits of sub prepaid meters for rental agents.
Tenants are responsible for their own usage
Bills can no longer be disputed
Tenant debts are not passed on
Prepaid meters are quick and easy to install
Greater control and transparency
Ease of use
Tenants are Responsible for Their Usage
Once a prepaid meter is installed the tenant becomes solely responsible for their electricity usage and the associated costs.
Tenants can measure how much electricity they are using and take steps to reduce or better manage their consumption.
No More Disputed Bills
By switching to prepaid electricity end of month bills are eliminated. Because tenants pre-pay for the electricity they cannot overspend and nasty end of the month surprises are eliminated.
For many landlords and rental agents, this time and money-saving benefit alone makes sub prepaid meters a worthwhile investment, not to mention no longer having to deal with unpleasant interactions with tenants.
Tenant Debts are Not Passed On
What happens when a property owner, landlord or rental agent has a tenant leave without paying their electricity bills?
While the tenant may still be responsible, the time and cost of tracking them down and taking legal action are seldom a swift solution. In the meantime, the accounts remain unpaid and placing new tenants can become delayed leading to further financial loss.
Through sub prepaid meters this situation is taken care of insofar as electricity accounts are concerned.
Easy Prepaid Meter Installation
Installing a prepaid meter is not a long drawn out affair nor is it particularly costly. This means landlords, property managers and body corporates can start saving time and money with just a small investment. Within hours or a couple or days, depending on how many metering units are required, the meters are fitted and operational.
Better still, there are no hidden or unexpected costs involved. A good quality prepaid meter should last many years. Tamper detection features will also ensure it will operate reliably without any need for repairs for some time to come.
Control & Transparency
By investing in prepaid meters a much higher level of transparency can be achieved when it comes to electricity usage. Not only do meters provide landlords with greater control but also their tenants get to benefit from smarter planning of their consumption.
Ease of use
Using a prepaid meter is very simple too. Tenants can conveniently purchase electricity tokens from many different locations including supermarkets such as Pick n Pay and Spar as well as Banks, petrol stations and even online banking day or night.
JKNV Energy Professional Prepaid Metering
JKNV Energy Prepaid Meters is a leading prepaid metering specialist with many years of experience. JKNV Energy’s in-depth knowledge of the latest prepaid meter models as well as having undertaken countless installations of meters for residential, commercial and industrial markets makes them a perfect partner.