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  • Does the landlord pay for utilities in a rental property?

  • Landlord pays utilities and has tenants reimburse him. Landlord pays only for utilities the building owner is responsible for. Tenants pay for anything that is metered to their unit; utilities with shared meters (usually water and sewer) are paid by landlord and built into the rent.

  • Who pays the water bill when you rent a house?

  • Most renters pay for their own electricity and heating, but sometimes water is on a shared meter and it’s hard to determine how much an individual tenant uses. Discuss with your landlord or property manager who will be responsible for the water bill and how it should be paid.

  • Who is responsible for utility bills in a lease?

  • The utilities section in a property lease is one of the most important. It stipulates who is responsible for the utility bills associated with the rental property. Failing to specify which utilities the tenant will be responsible for can cause headaches and financial loss to the landlord.

  • What do I do if a tenant doesn’t pay for utilities?

  • Tenants should set up utilities in their names if they檙e paying. If it set up in their names, then it not your responsibility to pay if they don pay. That being said, if it a utility like heat in the winter, then in the case of tenants not paying,…