Re: Renting Homes - Posted by Jay(OR)
Posted by Jay(OR) on September 11, 2003 at 02:32:57:
If you’re lucky, yes, the tenant pays other utilities. In the real world? Not usually. There’s water/sewer/electric/garbage/maintenance/management/gas/etc. From my experience, in single family homes, the tenant can pay their own utilities. Many landlords pay garbage service just so they’re sure it gets done. Others even pay water so they’re sure the lawn will be properly taken care of. So, when asking this question, you need to take all of these things into account. Now, if we’re talking about multiple unit dwellings, the majority of the time the water seems to be on one unit, and often the electric is the same way. In these cases, the landlord pays. Just remember to take into account management and maintenance. I don’t know about you, but my time is worth far too much to omit it from the calculations on a rental.