Compliance Around Water Charges

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Are you leasing your property out and need advice about water charges? The Rental Tenancies Authority (RTA) website is always the first place you should look for advice but read below for some fast facts:

Water charges

Property owners are able to pass on the full water consumption charges to tenants if:

  • The rental premises are individually metered (or water is delivered by vehicle),
  • The rental premises are water efficient, 
  • The tenancy agreement states the tenant must pay for water consumption.

If any of the above criteria are not met, the property owner must pay for water charges.  A quick visual guide is below:

Click here for more information on water charges.


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