Fair Usage Policy

The bills inclusive option we offer our tenants is based on unlimited usage which means that our tenants have the assurance from us that they will not be presented with a bill at the end of their tenancy unless the utilities are used in an unlawful manner and above reasonable limits.

Rents inclusive of bills are £15.00 per person per week more than rents exclusive of bills. Gas, Electricity and Water is included as standard and our Wifi/Broadband is FREE with every student house or house share property. We are in the enviable position to be able to offer Bills inclusive or Bills Exclusive on any of our student properties 3 bedrooms and above.

Tenants have asked to see sight of our Fair Usage Policy which we have now put into place even though our policy is unlimited usage. Therefore this policy is implemented to ensure that our tenants use the utilities both legally and within reasonable and sensible limits. We believe this policy will encourage our tenants to be considerate in their use of these services by ensuring there is not unnecessary wastage of energy, understanding that we use various providers and that our properties are adequately insulated in order to be as energy efficient as possible.

If the property goes over the allowance detailed below, we as your Landlord may be entitled to charge you access if we ascertain that excess usage is due to unreasonable and illegal usage. The allowances detailed below are the highest and most generous compared to any other bills inclusive provider because our policy is unlimited usage. Please also note that other bills inclusive providers can present you with a bill at the end of the tenancy because they have a limited usage policy.

Number of Tenants

Annual Allowance for Energy per Property

























Our Fair Usage Policy is implemented on trust that you shall use this service in a proper and lawful manner.

This Fair Usage Policy refers also to illegal and immoral use of the internet, including but not limited to:

  • Sending, receiving, publishing, posting, distributing, uploading, downloading, recording, reviewing or streaming any material which is offensive, abusive, indecent, obscene, unlawful, harassing or a breach of the copyright, trademark, intellectual property, confidence, privacy or any other rights of any person.

  • Activities that invade another’s privacy, cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any person.

  • Activities that are in breach of any other third party's rights, including downloading, installation or distribution of pirated software or other inappropriately licensed software, deletion of any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded, falsification of the origin or source of any software or other material.

Pickard Properties Ltd

26-30 North Lane