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Overview

Prepaid meters for houses,apartments, cottagesIt has been a trend that increasing numbers of freehold residential properties have seen additional dwellings establshed on them. These additional dwellings may be detached or semi-detached from the main dwelling structure. These dwellings are usually let to a tenant and are viewed as a viable means for landlords / property owners to supplement their household income or reduce the amount of their own funds used for their monthly mortgage instalment.

A problem however often arises when it is necessary to charge the tenant or occupier for consumption of utilities, as freehold properties are almost invariably only equipped with a single primary meter. read more...

Installation of Prepaid Meter

The XpressPrePaid meter installation may be carried out in either existing or new buildings. Prepaid sub meters are installed before the supply reaches the distribution board of the main property.

The council bulk meter will supply the prepaid meters in each of the units

Where submeters are already present in existing buildings, they can be either left in place or removed entirely

The image below shows an example of a possible meter layout:

Cost

A nominal charge is made for the meter plus installation starting from only R 850.
This includes:

The XpressPrePaid meter

Installation onsite

Maintenance / service for the period of the agreement

Meters

Manufactured by a renowned international manufacturer, who is also a recognised supplier of Eskom, our prepaid meters are easy to use. Calibration of meters complies with specifications stipulated by Eskom. All meters include built-in measures against tampering to prevent any means of by-passing the system.

View details of our different meter types and models available by clicking here.

Additional System Features and Services

Purchase of a meter also includes, at no additional charge, the following features and services:

Online reporting facility using state-of-the-art, latest technology

1 year warranty

24 hour customer service and support

24/7/365 days per year rechargeable vending options:

    Online reporting

    Universal Pin

    Any mobile phone

    Credit cards

    Direct deposit or EFT

    Nedbank ATM

Rechargeable through the widest network of retail outlets

Active tamper monitoring

Protection against unpaid bills

Collection of Arrears

Automatic debit order recharge

Getting Started

For further information about XpressPrePaid meter solutions, please contact us or request a quote. for your property.

Additional Info Regarding Houses, Cottages, Apartments

When it comes to charging for consumption of utilities a problem arises, as the majority of freehold properties are fitted with a single primary meter. Thus only one account for the utility consumed on the entire property is available and it therefore is difficult or ideed impossible to determine with accuracy who used what percentage of the utility consumed.

The common method of "participation quota" calculation is, as expected, not accurate since different people (tenants) exhibit varying usage and consumption habits. One tenant may be in the dwelling for longer periods, while another may leave an electric heater switched on all night and day during colder months. Some may simply forget to switch off lights even when the room is not in use, whereas others are more conscientious.

Such widely varying patterns of useage mean that calculating accurate consumption is invariably impossible.

Installation of XpressPrePaid meter solutions allows the landlord to accurately bill for the precise amount of utility consumed in the outbuilding. In addition, our prepaid meters and prepaid metering solution ensures that the landlord receives payment in advance before utilities are supplied to the outbuilding, without interfering with or impairing the utility supply in the main dwelling.

Our prepaid meters may also be used to great benefit on dwelling properties with multiple tenants, where multiple additional dwellings have been constructed on a single freehold property.

For further information about prepaid meter solutions, please contact us or request a quote ...

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