If you are a tenant, you can either have a water bill on your behalf or pay for the water as part of your rent. It is particularly common for municipal tenants to pay for water as part of their rent. If you`re not sure if you`re paying for water as part of your rent, check your lease. If water is the only form of water supply to the property (where the water is delivered with the vehicle), the owner must ensure that there is water in the tank at the beginning of the rental. For tenants of social housing, water charges are set by ministerial directives. You can ask your landlord for a copy of their policy. If you are a public or community tenant and it is not practicable, separate meters (for example.B. The Apartment Office may charge you a “service fee” for your gas, electricity, water, heating or laundry installations. Currently, shower heads and some faucets must have water efficiency measures in the rented premises, and the legal standards are as follows: for gas, if the owner does not provide gas appliances in the premises and you do not use gas, the owner must pay all gas supply taxes (i.e.
availability fees). The tenant only has to pay the electricity, gas and oil charges if the leased premises are measured separately. A room is measured separately if the use by the tenant is clearly measured by the use of the owner. The owner is responsible for all electricity, gas, oil taxes if the leased premises are not measured separately and for the owner any installation or connection costs for electricity, gas or oil suppliers. The owner must bear the installation costs and the initial connection costs so that electricity or gas can be delivered to the property. At the beginning of the lease, note on the status report whether the outlets are working or not. If not, negotiate with the owner/agent to find out if they need to be repaired. Make sure you get a written agreement. At the beginning of the lease, the lessor/intermediary and the tenant should negotiate agreements on water rates and frequency of charges.
The presence of efficient equipment in the water should be included in the entry condition report (Form 1a). For more information on water-efficient products and labelling systems, please visit the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Scheme website or by phone at 1800 218 478. . . .