does renter or landlord pay water bill on a rented home?

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answer by Ray Fuentes   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
One of the interesting things about rental or lease agreements is that they are negotiable. In some cases, if the water is metered, the landlord may have the renter pay for the service (or any other metered utility like electricity). However, if the service is a fixed price for the landlord (Internet or basic cable for example) , they may include it in the rent.
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answer by Remy Fortier   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
IT is negotiable. Either party can pay for utilities. If you would like to know what is customary in your area a local Realtor can tell you. You can also browse other rental listings nearby to see what the competition is doing.
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answer by John Wiley   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Whether renting or buying, it is advisable to have a reputable Realtor to guide you through the process. There are many details to address and you need someone who can negotiate on your behalf. If you need suggestions for agents in your area, don't hesitate to contact me. Best wishes.
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answer by KARLA THURMER   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Usually the tenant pays all utilities.
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answer by mary peltz   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Although very lease is different, it's not uncommon for the landlord to assume the costs of some utilities. Hope this helps.
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answer by Destry Johnson   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
I own rentals myself, and I prefer to alway provide the water and gardener, thus I can make sure the exterior stays in the condition I expect
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answer by Dorene Slavitz   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Every lease is different, however, it's not uncommon for the landlord to assume the costs of some utilities.
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answer by Sherry Peckhoon Sim   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
This really depends on the lease or rental agreement, and is negotiated between the landlord and tenant. If the rent includes utilities, the landlord will pay the water bill, or if there is only one water meter in a 2-unit or more, the landlord may also pay the water bill.
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answer by Vicki Paparella   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
It depends on if you are renting a condo with association fees or if you are renting a single family home. Typically condo's association fee may include the water and trash bill so therefore the landlord would pay the association fee. But on a single family home usually the renters will pay for the water bill.
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My brother lives in a house that him my sister n myself own due to parents death...who is responsible for the gas n water bills? He lives there alone him n his girlfriend
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answer by Tammy Bohannon   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
It depends. Sometimes utilities are included in the rent cost, however some landlords require tenants to pay certain utilities on top of rent.
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answer by John Wiley   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
The answer varies property by property. Probably more landlords ask the tenant to pay utilities. There are apartment complexes where the water is included. You would need to negotiate with the landlord as to what they will pay. If you get them to agree to pay the water, make sure that information is included in the lease. Best wishes.
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answer by Dave Trojanowski   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Cathy, as with most things in real estate it is negotiable. Some leases, known as a "net lease" would include all utilities.
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answer by Victoria Always   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
There are rentals in which landlord will pay for the water and trash but for the most part water it is not included. When we as realtors check the leases for you we find the rental with the terms which are convenient for you or what you most desired. Victoria Always, REALTOR
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answer by Maha A. Dahdouh   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Negotiable with landlord. some condos have only one Water Heater and cost is prorated and divided by each unit. if in California, due to the ongoing drout. most of tenants pay their water bills.
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answer by Doreen Pottios   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Negotiable between parties.
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answer by Doreen Pottios   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
Negotiable at time of lease signing.
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answer by Sharon Aylesworth   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
If you are not clear on what is included in your lease agreement, you should have been supplied a copy and should read it. The payment for utilities are negotiable and should be written into the lease agreement as to who is responsible for payment.
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its a townhome and I pay the HOA fee separately. Water is not included in the HOA payment.
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answer by Vicki Paparella   |   Visit My Website   |   Contact Me
It depends on if it is a house or townhome. Usually on townhomes the HOA pays for the water bill and the landlord pays for the HOA payments each month. On a single family home the renters typically pay for the water and all the other utilities.
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