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Tam76131, Home Buyer in

We're planning to put our house up for rent....just curious who pays for water? The landlord or the tenant?

Asked by Tam76131, Thu Jun 21, 2012

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Jim Olive’s answer
With a little research on what it would cost to properly water your grass you could stipulate, in the lease, that the tennants water at a predetermined rate and you will credit them the cost of doing so in their monthly rent. That way you don't pay for them to take 45 minute showers, but you do ensure your grass gets watered...
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I"m afraid if the tenant pay they won't water the grass and I'll end up with a foundation issue....but at the same token I'm afraid to pay the big water bill every month if I sign up for it.
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It's up to you but usually the owner pays for any HOA fees if applicable and the tenant would pay for all utilities.

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Commercial Leases get into this; but usually, residential leases leave the utilities up to the tenants:
There is a tremendous opportunity for abuse if you pay for the water and electricity.

Good luck and may God bless
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Up to you as a property owner make that decision.

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