Tenants in rented accommodation could be deterred from wanting to compare energy prices and switch gas or electricity providers because of the terms of their contracts.
According to Thisismoney.co.uk, many renters do not realise that their landlord should not hold them back from shopping around for better deals and making the switch if they find a cheaper offer.
The Office of Fair Trading states that rental tenants who pay their own energy bills have the right to choose an energy supplier, but it is reasonable for them to revert to the original supplier at the end of their tenancy and inform their landlord of any changes made to their account.
Tenants may also be put off switching because of a perception that the process is complicated, but an online energy comparison site could be the simplest way to change.
Energyhelpline.com research shows that people who have never switched before could save an average of £318, while taking up an internet-only offer or opting to pay by direct debit could knock a few more pounds off bills.
If you want to find out more about your energy options and how you could save up to £453 in minutes, click here.
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