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Bungalow- who pays for services?

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by Otie, 31st May, 2016.

  1. Otie

    Otie Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to look at a property this week which has a house + bungalow. Both are tenanted. I have to find out in more details when I inspect it with the agent tomorrow.
    Property is in Moreland council Vic.
    I am wondering what it means if both the house and bungalow don't have individual gas/elec/water meters- what happens in that circumstance usually?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Not individually metered = you pay unless the same people occupy the entire property
     
  3. Otie

    Otie Well-Known Member

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    Would it be reasonable to have a "reasonable usage" clause or similar in the lease? I assume the monthly rent would be slightly higher compared to a house which doesn't have the owner paying for gas/elec/water?

    Also, is it difficult to get separate meters installed? Im assuming it would be as I imagine everything for the bungalow is "piggybacking" off the main house
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    If it doesn't fit the description in the tenancy laws you're going to be in breach.

    It's easy enough to have a submeter installed, you will need to have someone come and read it. Water authority doesn't read submeters, PM's can't read either ;).
     
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  5. Otie

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    Thanks.