Posted 15th Dec 2022 (Posted 10 h, 21 m ago)
hi,

I am moving for the first time in a flat. The letting agent sent me a link for the tili website. I added my move in date and now the website (tili) is asking me to select the energy plan.

the name of the plan: Simpler Energy (Dual Fuel Variable). should I select this plan?

if I don't select this, it's saying it will select standard variable tariff

i have no clue what I am doing. Does anyone have any tips to advise me?
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    You need not use the link, you can sign up with anyone. The service claims to make it easier for new tenants to sign up various services but you rarely get the best offer for utilities and broadband, nor do you get any cashback. Estate agents love it because they get a cashback.
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    Compare the unit prices for both tariffs and then look at contract length and exit fees for each.
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    Ovo energy simpler energy:
    No early exit fee.
    Tariff type: Variable.
    Electricity:
    Unit rate: 34.22 pence per kWh
    Standing charge: 44.40 pence per day.
    Tariff ends in: no end date.

    Gas:
    Tariff type: Variable
    Unit rate: 10.45 pence per kWh
    Standing charge: 28.48 pence per day.

    My post code: ub7 7au. I cannot even switch. Any reason why?
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    I'd check the energy rates for both (they'll be there somewhere). Can't see it being any different to what everyone else is on with the energy price per unit cap. 34p ish elec and 10p ish for gas
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    Ovo energy simpler energy:
    No early exit fee.
    Tariff type: Variable.
    Electricity:
    Unit rate: 34.22 pence per kWh
    Standing charge: 44.40 pence per day.
    Tariff ends in: no end date.

    Gas:
    Tariff type: Variable
    Unit rate: 10.45 pence per kWh
    Standing charge: 28.48 pence per day.

    My post code: ub7 7au. I cannot even switch. Any reason why?
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    Ovo simpler energy appears to be their svt rate. The Standard Variable Tariff is the unit price fixed Tariff dictated by ofgem and I'd currently the cheapest in the market for most domestic customers.
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    Yeah. Just found out as well. It seems to be svt. I will sign up for it.
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    Maybe put your postcode into comparison website.

    Imagine you should take a meter read as soon as you move in though. Perhaps photograph it next to a dated newspaper. Better to be safe than sorry.

    (Good luck btw) (edited)
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    Oh ok. Thank you for the tip. I will take the photo with the timestamp from the camera.
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    go for online dual plan if available should be cheaper
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    It isn't available to me.
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