Re: Rental Utility Charges for Condos… - Posted by Mr Donald (NORVA)
Posted by Mr Donald (NORVA) on October 17, 1998 at 20:46:16:
For one of my rental properties, a condo, the association bills the owners for electric and gas usage - instead of the utilities themselves.
I make my tenant pay ALL utility charges, including any that are assessed by the condo association, plus any late fees that may occur.
I fax or mail him a copy of the bill, and have him cut them a check for the amount of the utilities directly.
Keeps me out of the loop - except that I get the condo bill each month, and I’ll know whether he pays it or not. If he is late, I’ll send a Notice to him that he is in violation of the lease, and that he’ll have 5 days to pay or quit.
Sounds harsh - but it works (usually I call him first before the notice, and let him know that it’s merely a formality).
Wondering if anyone else has a similar situation?