Ofgem's advise tenants to switch energy suppliers
Good news for tenants! Ofgem are advising people in rented accommodation to switch energy suppliers - and make a potential saving of £190.
Ofgem, like some nice dad who sorts out all your mundane tasks, has published guidelines for tenants on switching their energy suppliers. According to a survey they commissioned, 77% of tenants have never switched, assuming that the energy provider is as much of a fixture as the festering damp and the weird holes in the skirting boards.
They’re advising people to check their tenancy agreements for any clauses about energy suppliers, and if there aren’t any, people should feel free to shop around for the best deal.
Philip Cullum of Ofgem said: ‘At a time when nine million British households are renting and budgets are tight, it is important that consumers are clear about where they stand when choosing and switching their energy supplier.Ofgem’s clear guide and top tips are intended to empower consumers when navigating the energy market and help them to find their best energy deal. It is all part of Ofgem’s work to make the market simpler, clearer and fairer for consumers.’
Cheers, Ofgem! Now can you come round and do something about the funny smell?