An energy supply company that specialises in the lettings market has announced deals with three major businesses that allows it to offer bill-splitting services.
Spark Energy has entered into partnerships with Split The Bills, DividaBill and BillHub, which each offers a service to manage bills for tenants in shared houses and HMOs covering the likes to gas, electricity, internet, council tax and rates.
Each tenant pays a portion of the overall bill by direct debit, covering all of the utilities in their home and in theory preventing disputes between flatmates and stopping them from falling into debt to one another or to the landlord or managing agent.
Flatmates can view bills online through their bill-splitting provider and can regularly update meter readings to increase accuracy.
The partnerships are targeted at expanding bill-splitting to students and young professionals living in shared accommodation. The services are also attractive to people keen to save time which would otherwise be spent dealing with administration with various different utility suppliers.