New research indicates high levels of confusion amongst landlords about renters’ rights. Despite the rules in place, more than four in ten (43%) landlords who bar their tenants from switching energy supplier say it’s because the supplier is the choice of the landlord — #RightToSwitch
Ofgem guidance says that if you are a tenant who is responsible for paying your energy, you should be able to switch supplier easily and fairly, and that landlords and letting agents cannot unreasonably prevent you from doing so.
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