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Submetering and Ratio Utility Billing Systems (RUBS) Regulations

Submetering and RUBS in Madison, WI.

Madison Wisconsin is an energetic college town with a median age of 30 and a population of 248,951. It’s a fantastic place to be a multifamily property owner. As a result of people flocking to Madison, they have experienced 30% population growth.

Properties have escalated in value 10% in the last 12 months, and 26.6% over the past decade. Madison boasts low unemployment at just 3.4% and a 4.6% vacancy rate of rental properties. 


Property renters make up 48.9% of the population, with the majority of units multifamily. 


The average 2 bedroom home or apartment rents for $1,380 per month. 


Electricity, gas and water prices are all on the rise due to cold winters and rapid growth.

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) is allowed
Submetering – Law is silent

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