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Proposed Regulation for Minnesota Landlords: SF 4579

Proposed Regulation for Minnesota Landlords: SF 4579

The Minnesota Legislature has been deliberating on Senate File 4579 (SF 4579) in hopes of improving tenant equity related to utility billing. The bill proposes significant amendments to the way utility services are allocated to tenants of residential...

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Illinois Submetering and Ratio Utility Billing Laws

Illinois Submetering and Ratio Utility Billing Laws

Illinois, like many other states, has specific regulations in place to govern utility billing methods in multi-unit properties. Two common approaches are submetering and ratio utility billing systems (RUBS). In this blog post, we will explore the intricacies...

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What is an RBC and Why Should I use one?

What is an RBC and Why Should I use one?

RBC is an acronym for a Read, Bill, Collect company and derived from the process of the third party reading the meters, billing the tenants, and collecting the payments; though in practice, the property may decide to collect the payments and the RBC may...

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What is a Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS)?

What is a Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS)?

Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) and submetering are two different methods used by property owners or managers to allocate utility costs among multiple tenants in a building. The need for submetering or RUBS is often determined during the construction of...

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