What is Simple Bills- it’s a 3rd party company that’s supposed to be used to make it easier to split electricity plans between several roommates.
However, beware of using this company for your apartment electricity bills.
Everything seems good until the end of the lease or when someone walks out on their responsibilities.
They add icing to the cake by making this sound like their service is the perfect plan.
I have to admit, SB has an easy set up program online, but here is the BIG warning:
The first person to set up their account will be the last one standing if other roommates happen to walk out on their bills.
SB has designed their program to benefit them, not you.
Once you’ve input your bank invitation into the web form, you can’t delete it without inputting another method of payment. SB will continue charging your account for each bill, whether you approve or not.
If one or any roommates are late on the monthly bill, SB will send out an e-mail notifying everyone on the account.
However, when that person doesn’t pay, everyone else remaining will be charged for the bill from the one who hasn’t paid.
SB will continue telling you “it’s in the contract that you signed.
” Their employees are very well versed at saying ,”it’s in the contract that you signed when you registered. ”
Don’t get suckered in. It seems like a good plan in the beginning; however, when a roommate goes AWAL SB will wash their hands and go after whomever is left behind.
Also, they tell lies to each of the parents. They claim to not receive notification about moveout dates; yet they have.
- Before you move out of your apartment, ALL roommates should sign a letter with the moveout dates and one responsible person should send it to them.
Always put important I information in writing to cover you in case any problems arise.
Sorry business practices if you ask me.
Don’t say you weren’t warned.