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Submetering and Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) Regulations

Submetering and RUBS in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles has a population of nearly 4 million people. It’s a fantastic place to be a multifamily property owner due to urban density and high cost of living.

The average 2 bedroom apartment rents for $2,000 per month. 

Hot summers result in high electricity costs inland. 

Multifamily owners concerned about their net operating income have some choices to make about how utilities are allocated to their multifamily properties and should be aware of local utility regulations.


Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS)  – Allowed with State Restrictions
Submetering – Allowed with Restrictions


Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) – Not Allowed
Submetering – Allowed per State


Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) is not allowed per State
Submetering – Allowed per State

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