What You Can and Cannot Charge Your Tenants For
In the Tauranga City and Western Bay OF Plenty, rubbish and recycle bins are now provided through your Land Rates, we have been asked about adding this onto your Tenants Rent so I asked the question of Tenancy Services and this was their response –
Rain gutters and outside windows must be kept clean by the landlord, tree pruning is also the Owners responsibility, Tenants must maintain gardens and lawns if that is written in their Tenancy Agreement
Water Rates can only be charged to a Tenant if there is a separate water meter which determines how much water they have used as with Power, it is against the law to estimate how much Water or Power may have been used by your Tenant and then charged for it
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