Reply To: Fuel Costs For Communal Areas

Pete Mc

Hi Peter, thanks for your reply.

I’m fairly happy to treat kitchens, bathrooms etc as rooms of common use. My issue was that, in my HBInfo notes, it says that, where landlords divide fuel costs by floor area, it does not work as we only treat heating and lighting as eligible for HB. It says Fuel for personal hot water, cooking etc. would not be eligible for HB. Whilst I understand the logic of people paying for their own fuel charges for cooking, charging their phone, watching tv etc. I can’t find anything which restricts fuel costs to heating and lighting only for rooms of common use.