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    Default Renting a house - do you pay water charges??

    Hi
    We're looking at moving to a new rental house and have been told we will have to pay for water usage - both quarterly supply charges and usage charges

    We've rented before (mulitple times) and have never had to pay for water. So I thought it was always the land lords responsibility??

    I think on previous rental agreements it has said that we have to pay if we use in excess of x amount.

    If you're renting do you have to pay for water?

    I just want to know if it's common before I challenge it

    Thanks in advance!
    Me, DH, DD1 5yrs, DD2 3yrs and Our Angel DD3 stillborn at 20weeks on 16.01.09

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    what state are you in? We're in NSW and we've always had to pay water usage.
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    Whenever I rented I've always had to pay for water usage. The actual supply charges though are billed to the owner.

    Elysha Jade 15/11/05


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    Are you in qld?
    In qld now the water charges are billed to the landlord and he/she is allowed to charge you in turn.

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    we are currently in qld and only pay for our water usage and it was the same when we rented in nsw

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    In Vic you pay water usuage, but not Parks & Gardens, supply charges and drainage
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    yes, always in NSW, but only the usage charge, not the whole bill, Not when we lived in QLD though!
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    I'm in SA - I've never paid for water and have rented 4 times with different agents/landlords

    thanks for the feedback though - sounds like it is normal to have to pay

    can anyone tell me roughly how much it is?

    the agreement says $39.35 per qtr for supply, but I have no idea about usage and I know it would depend on how much we actually use but is water expensive??

    sorry I sound so dumb!
    Me, DH, DD1 5yrs, DD2 3yrs and Our Angel DD3 stillborn at 20weeks on 16.01.09

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    We're renting in Melbourne and we pay for our water, and have done so in most of the places we've lived.


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    we rented in vic and had to pay for usuage only which was only ever $5-$6 a quarter lol


 

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