All utilities can be a very vague and misleading phrase; In todays world of technology and enterprise - for example - you could elect to have several "utilities". Typically- when all utilities are included in rent; it is to include electric, gas for heating and cooking, water, trash removal, pest-control, lawn care and others.
Perhaps Internet Access is also a "utilitty". Commonly when there is ONE meter for Gas and Electric, in a multi-family dwelling- all utilities are included. As mentioned before- by Larry, Sue-Ellen, Gustavo and Barbara... Your lease agreement should specifically say how and IF an increase in rent is handled under the circumstances.
Jeff Woo, Esq.
Cooper, White & Cooper
Complex Rental Property Group