December 2, 2019
Delaware Submetering Laws
Delaware allows landlords and property managers to install submetering systems and bill residents for individualized utility usage.
RUBS billing, however, is prohibited unless it was established prior to July 1996.
Additionally, landlords are not allowed to make a profit on utility bill collections.
If you have questions about submetering in Delaware, contact us for information about your specific situation.
Starting Submetering in Delaware
It’s easy to implement submetering at multifamily buildings and other property types in Delaware. It’s typically best to contact a utility billing and consulting firm like Synergy to ensure 100% compliance and effectiveness.
Submetering, with individual meters for each unit, can be used in existing buildings or new construction in Delaware.
Steps to Implement Submetering in Delaware
Implementing submetering and outsourcing multifamily utility billing is a surprisingly quick process.
- First contact a utility billing specialist like Synergy. You can also request a quick quote on our website.
- We’ll hold an introductory call. If it’s a fit, we’ll then review the site in person (if necessary).
- Our consultants will determine the best mix of service offerings and technology for you, and deliver a formal proposal.
- We then work with industry-leading installers to install submeters and ensure everything is working correctly.
- We handle all aspects of meter reading, resident billing and collections on your behalf.
Utility submetering and outsourced utility billing in Delaware can be implemented in as little as a few weeks, at no net cost to the property owner or manager.