Rental of property - effluent charges

Who pays effluent charges?

  • Owner

    Votes: 18 56.3%
  • Tenant

    Votes: 15 46.9%

  • Total voters
    32

bar1

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Hi everyone,
Who usually pay effluent charges when renting a property.
 
Owner pays levies, water, garbage removal etc. Tenant only pays electricity.
What I know is that the owner pays rates and levies. Consumption related items or items which are directly for the tenant's benefit (electricity, water, sewerage, refuse collection etc) are for the tenant.

As was called out earlier though, it all depends on what the contract states.
 
The tenant pays for water, solid waste and sewerage. It's been like that with every property I've ever rented.
 
Owner pays levies, water, garbage removal etc. Tenant only pays electricity.
Then why do I pay water, refuse and sewerage on my past 4 rental properties over the last 15 years?

The last apartment complex I was at had prepaid water.
 
My recommendation is that if you do not want kak coming up your pipes into your home, you pay for it. Unless you're into that kind of thing
 
I think back in the day the norm was the tenant used to only pay electricity.
That was the case for me (2007 to 2021 - 4 places in CT).
From what I hear these days the landlord tries to put everything on the tenant.
 
If you rental INCLUDES water, then owner, if the water account is for your billing then you will pay.

Example Durban Utilities covers:

Rates
Refuse
Electricity
Water/Water Sewerage

The sewerage component is part of the water and percentages of such.

Not that we actually get those services properly.
 
I think back in the day the norm was the tenant used to only pay electricity.
That was the case for me (2007 to 2021 - 4 places in CT).
From what I hear these days the landlord tries to put everything on the tenant.
Why should the landlord pay for consumption? Makes sense that the tenant pays for consumption services and the landlord static.
 
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