Prepaid Meter Installation

Prepaid Electricity Meters in Cape Town

Toptronic Energy Electrical can supply high quality prepaid electricity meters in Cape Town. Whether you are a landlord or property manager, choosing to install prepaid meters can remove a lot of monthly issues in regard to utility bills. When opting to go for standard billing options tenants can quickly and easily over spend, which can result in missed payments and put the property owners out of pocket. It also creates unnecessary admin as well as potential extra costs for debt collection.

Prepaid electricity in Cape Town has become a preferred option and for good reason, as it boasts benefits to both landlords and those occupying the property. Prepaid electricity meters allow the tenants to monitor their usage to make sure they stay within their budget as they have to buy their electricity upfront – while purchasing electricity tokens are made convenient and can be done online or via retail outlets.

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Citiq Prepaid is the leading prepaid meter and vending system provider for landlords in Cape Town. The unique vending system is the first of its kind and enables clients (both landlords, property owners, developers and managing agents as well as tenants) to access detailed reports to track and manage utility consumption efficiently.

Who Is A Prepaid Meter Suitable For?

Prepaid electricity meters are suitable for landlords who rent their property to tenants. Many landlords choose to install prepayment meters, as it means their tenants cannot leave unpaid energy bills for the landlord to deal with if they move out. Prepaid meters also reduces the hassle of changing the account holder details with Eskom each time there is a change of tenancy.

How The Prepaid Meter System Works?

THIS IS A SUB-METERING SYSTEM, THE MUNICIPALITY METER STAYS IN PLACE.

  • We install a Pre-Paid Meter by your Distribution Board
  • Between the first and the Last day of the Month the Tenant will buy coupons from any EasyPay outlet
  • Between the Last Day of the Month and 7th of the next Month all the Coupons(Monies) will be added up and then Transferred to Landlords Chosen Bank Account.
  • The Landlord then takes the monies and pays the Electricity Bill
  • The Tenant pays in advance and the Landlord will pay in arrears, so Money will read in the Landlord’s Bank account to pay the Municipality Electricity Bill.
  • There is a 15 Percent Charge to cover costs and this amount is charged to the tenant, If the Tenant buys R100 Electricity, they will only receive R85 Electricity . The R15 Goes to cover expenses.
  • The Water Meter works exactly the same except that the Landlord will pay the 15 Percent and not the tenants, as WATER IS ESSENTIAL SERVICE. ADVANTAGES OF THE PRE-PAID METER SYSTEM.
  • If the Meter gets TAMPERED with then the tenant MUST pay for the reconnection and we will inform the Landlord at the same time.
  •  Breakages and Theft of the Meter must be covered by the Landlord Insurance.
  •  No Hassle to Landlord over Cards
  • One Year Guarantee on Meter and life time Guarantee on Workmanship.
  • NO extra cost to Landlord for Maintenance and revenue Collection.
  • Pre-Paid Meter is Tamper Proof
  •  No horrible surprises of a Large Electricity Bills.

How Does The Tenants Buy Electricity?

The Tenant can go to any EasyPay for example Checkers, PnP etc.
When the tenants buy electricity by any EasyPay: they must take their Meter Number that’s on the Pre-Paid Meter and ask for Eskom power. – The Meter Number is 11 digit number and starts with 042, 071 **** ****
When the tenants buy electricity they will pay 15% Service Charge for example if the tenants buy R100 electricity they will only receive R85 electricity.
The 15% Service Charge will go to the EasyPay like checkers, PnP etc.

  • No Outstanding Debts
  • No Collection Hassles
  • No Credit Problems
  • No Bills
  • No Administration
  • Easy Management
  • No Arrears Collection
  • Risk & Hassle Free
  • No Tenant Disputes
  • Continuous Support