Smart Utilities Asset Management
Even if you manage a handful of properties or sites you will benefit from our Smart Utilities Asset Management. Understanding your gas, electricity and water portfolio – and the quality of the data – is the first step in achieving better value for money for your utilities. Unless you know how much you spend, you will miss opportunities to reduce your consumption expenses. Monitoring and maintenance of your utilities assets portfolio is a smart move and now easy with our intelligence systems.
We help you to maintain a realistic portfolio of your utilities assets with Asset Register. We take care of your site management with supplier/s to ensure your portfolio contains all of and only the meters your organisation is responsible for. We keep an accurate record of all your site data, reviewing it quarterly. We maintain the status of meter readings up-to-date, site additions and losses included. We always cross-reference all addresses against Xoserve and ECOES national databases.
Please note: We never give out your data to any external 3rd parties without your prior permission.
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Value You Get
Up-to-date Asset Register with site lists and meter data
Monthly Asset Management Report
Council tax and energy charges minimised for voids
Active gas/electricity/water meters per site
Total # of meters incl. added/removed
Full control of site additions and losses
Data collection for the Asset Register
Site additions, losses and COT
Council tax service and void period management
Council tax audit and validation
Our new Council Tax service, as part of our Void Property service, benefits housing associations in the following manner. When your property becomes void, we will contact the Council:
- Arrange for the correct tax to be calculated for the void period only
- Process the council tax invoice and validate it
- Submit the corrected invoice to the client in an electronic format
You can then make a correct and accurate payment. We can also process other adhoc Council Tax bills and carry out the above procedures.
Void Property Management
A “void” is any property that is untenanted for a period of time. Most housing providers have a policy in place and set of procedures to manage void properties in order to ensure that loss of rental income, security and repair costs are kept to an absolute minimum.
We partner with Scottish and Southern Energy to provide void property management service to our housing association and property management customers. Once a property is vacated, property owners or housing managers upload the details of the property in question to the online portal in order to assist landlords. The sophisticated software then automatically contacts your energy supplier, arranges the termination of the domestic contract and transfers temporary ownership to you along with £15 credit to enable utilities to be supplied to the house whilst you carry out any necessary re-decorating or general repairs ahead of the new tenant taking possession.
Landlords can also use our portal to get a complete overview of all their Void Properties in management dashboard display: details of all individual properties, summary views on the percentage of a portfolio that is void, the average length of Void time and so on. Our clients agree that this portal saves them administrative time and manpower overheads, as well as allowing property managers to better understand and prioritise turnaround of void properties.
Our bespoke Void Management service with SSE includes management of debt issues, credit-key meters, to name but a few. In short, it takes care of smooth utility transition for new tenants once they occupy a void property.
Frustrated by adding new meters?
- New connections
- Upgrade (or downgrade) a meter
- De-energise a meter
- Disconnect a meter
- Re-instate supply
We also have a close partnership with Carbon Smart who specialise in conducting site survey audits, and additional site works to decrease your consumption and improve your carbon position.
See also www.monarchpartnership.co.uk/services/bureau-services/asset-management/council-tax-voids/