gattaga6Member@gattaga6Post count: 8
i called the water and they said excess water has not been around for 10 years.my old agent use to charge it i now manage myself.is there a way to make the tenent pay?the lease is up in feb thanksScott No MatesParticipant@Scott-No-MatesPost count: 3,793
Where water is metered, and the tenant is under a recent lease (ie post 199x reforms), there is a provision that the tenant pays for water consumption (it may differ from state to state but see: http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/Tenants_and_home_owners/Renting_a_home/Renting_costs/Water_and_sewerage_charges.htmljs2Member@js2Post count: 758
In Victoria particularly Warrnambool i know that the tenant is billed for the water consumption.citrusteaParticipant@citrusteaPost count: 6
Having rented in SA and Vic, I can say that in SA the owner pays water up to a certain amount, and the tenant if excess water is used.
In Victoria the tenant pays for all their water use. (A better way I believe as u can monitor your water use – important in drought conditions in an already dry country).elkamMember@elkamPost count: 722
Have you advised the water authority that it's a rented premise and the name of the tenants?
Not sure about NSW, though Scotts post above implies that it's the same as in Victoria, but where a property is separately metered then the tenant is liable for all the water usage charge and the owner pays for the connection/sewage etc. charges. If they know it's a rental then they send out 2 bills. One to you without the usage charge and one to them directly for the usage.
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