Who Pays The Utilities?


In most cases, utilities are paid for by the tenant(s). Exceptions may include properties without separate meters or properties where a homeowner’s association is responsible for certain utilities.

Whether or not utilities are included in the monthly rent is up to the landlord. Most often the utilities will need to be paid in addition to rent. These include water, sewer, trash removal, and gas and electric.

Tenants are required to contact all utility companies prior to receiving keys to the home and place all utilities into their name.