Future Climate

Guidance for Council Officers

Smart Meters and HMOs: council officers’ guidance available here

Smart meters for gas and electricity will be offered to every UK household between now and 2020.

Future Climate has produced new guidance on smart meters for council officers working with private rented sector housing and particularly houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). It is designed to:

  • Help officers understand some of the specific opportunities and issues around smart meters in PRS and specifically HMO settings (where there can be many different energy bill payment and metering arrangements).
  • Provide standard advisory text about smart meters that councils can include in licensing documents, facilities/amenity standard documents, partnership agreements with private landlords or other council documents targeted at HMO/PRS landlord landlords and tenants in your area.
  • Encourage you to issue new guidance on smart meters to HMO/PRS landlords and tenants in your area. Future Climate guidance which you can use freely is available here: Future Climate guidance which you can use freely is available here. Standard guidance on smart meters (designed for a general audience) is available from the Smart Energy GB Website (www.smartenergygb.org)

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