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Livable Announces Partnership with the Rental Housing Association of Southern Alameda County to Deliver Utility Savings to Properties Sharing Consumption

The partnership leverages Livable’s Utility Billing Platform to drive tenant financial accountability for fair communal consumption, while promoting conservation. San Francisco and Hayward , October 1, 2018 - Livable , the leading residential and commercial real estate Utility Billing Platform, announced a new partnership with the Rental Housing Association of Southern Alameda County to further drive responsible tenant utility consumption. Livable’s platform employs a Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) that fairly divides utility costs such as waste, sewage, water, gas and electricity amongst tenants, based on occupancy, square footage, or some combination of both. The full-service property manager portal delivers immediate utility recovery in one convenient location for real estate portfolios of any size, whether that be 2 units or 2,000. Utilizing Livable’s utility solutions and services costs nothing to setup, requires no minimum, and applies a transparent low monthly flat fee per unit enrolled.

“The Rental Housing Association of Southern Alameda County is happy and proud to announce our new partnership with Livable in order to deliver utility billing solutions, including Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS), to our membership,” said Caryl Mahar, The Association's Executive Director. “Not only does collecting for utilities boost the housing provider’s bottom line, but it makes the residents more accountable and more likely to reduce their consumption. The fact that Livable, unlike other companies, includes this service to small property sizes should be attractive to many of our owners.”

Livable’s Utility Billing Platform offers housing providers a central location to aggregate utility cost and recovery data. The dashboard displays visual graphs and calculators that make it easier and faster to recognize and transform utilities data into performance improvements. Using a history of tenant payment performance tracked in the platform, the user is able to unlock immediate value by identifying operational patterns and outliers. The dashboard can also be tailored to report alerts for potential leaks or track utility recovery amounts. With no constraints on size, Livable can meet the distinct needs of each housing provider . The tools provide transparent data to help housing providers educate tenants of their consumption habits, allocate financial responsibility accordingly and tenants are persuaded to curb exorbitant usage habits. Together, you and your residents can monitor utility allocations and ultimately see how saving resources saves money.

“Mitigating utility costs during times of drought or other energy constraints in states like California is a reality that places the responsibility on us all to conserve,” said Daniel Sharabi, CEO of Livable. “Our fast-to-deploy and easy-to-use suite of cloud services combined with the expertise of the Rental Housing Association of Southern Alameda County will deliver cutting-edge analytics and empower decisions that transform data into valuable insights and results.”

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About Livable

Livable is a leading residential and commercial real estate utility billing company, providing a suite of cloud services, including its flagship Ratio Utility Billing System (RUBS) . Livable has been serving the real estate industry since 2009, and their Utility Billing Platform was built to recover utility costs for any real estate stakeholder, property manager, housing provider, or apartment manager. Livable’s technology solutions strive to create a community around conservation. Livable provides an end-to-end solution for any sized portfolio of properties to recover utility costs, increase profits, and build a transparent, financially accountable community of tenants.

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