Delaware Submetering Laws

Delaware allows landlords and property managers to install submetering systems and bill residents for individualized utility usage.

Residential water, electric and gas submetering are all legal in Delaware. Sewer and trash billing can also be done individually. Lease agreements should be explicit about payments and obligations.

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.

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.