When it come to water bills, tenants are only liable for water consumption charges, not other associated supply charges ( unless your property is in South Australia, then you can pass the costs on).
It the property has a shared meter (often the case in
apartments) tenants can’t be charged for consumption or supply.
This does not
apply in SA or WA, where consumption on a shared meter can be charged, provided
the method of calculation is explained on the lease agreement.
In NSW and QLD, tenants can’t be charged for water
consumption, unless the correct water efficiency measures are installed (these
vary slightly in each State).
This isn’t a requirement in other States,
although if a water fixture needs to be replaced in Victoria, it must be done
with a fixture that has a minimum 3-star water efficiency rating.
RealRenta Landlords can record all other fees and charges to tenants on the Service Ledger, which
will automatically generate invoices and receipts for you and your tenant.
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Friday, 14 February 2020