Does the gas remain under the landlord's name included in the rent?

Asked by Sunshine, Bayville, NJ Fri May 4, 2012

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Ian A. Wolf, Agent, Morristown, NJ
Fri May 4, 2012
Hi Sunshine:

Typically, if the utilities are included in the rent as per the lease then they would remain in the landlord's name. If the tenant is responsible for the utilities as per the lease, then they would typically be placed into the tenants name. Pretty much there is no standard procedure as you need to simply refer to the lease and what ever is worked out with the landlord.

Hope that helps.
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Marie Souza…, Agent, Centerville, MA
Thu Jun 21, 2012
How did you make out? What did you decide to do? We like to hear updates when we give advice!
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Ronald Shaff…, Agent, Toms River, NJ
Tue May 22, 2012
The lease can be written with any agreement made between the landlord and the tenant.Usually the gas is switched over to the tenant's name. If the landlord wants to keep it in their name , they will probably photocopy the bill and charge you. This is often done with quarterly water or sewer bills too. Some of the larger apartment complexes in the area do rent the apartmernets with free heat.
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Francesca Pa…, Agent, Manasquan, NJ
Mon May 21, 2012
Depends on what is stated on the rental listing. Some LL's pay all utilities others do not.

Francesca
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Marie Souza…, Agent, Centerville, MA
Fri May 4, 2012
What does your lease state?
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Ronald Shaff…, Agent, Toms River, NJ
Fri May 4, 2012
Hi Sunshine,

The answer below is correct. You can always ask that the landlord cover the heat, most local apartment complexes pay for heat. Usually the sewer bill stays in the landlord's name but then they copy the bill and charge to you . Good luck on your rental. BTW- for the price of a rental and the initial security deposit, you can get a USDA 100% home loan and BUY in near by Lacey or Manchester. Let me know if you would like more information.
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Rosemarie Mc…, Agent, Toms River, NJ
Fri May 4, 2012
Dear Sunshine:

Ian's answer is correct!
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