No no. IT`S FALSE. It`s not true. Everything must be written on the proverbial « T » either in the tenancy agreement itself or in a separate lease-tenant supplement. All these points must be clarified in a lease agreement. Our advice is: what does your lease say? Although tenants are generally responsible for paying electricity bills, the landlord may be liable for invoices if the lease does not clearly assign responsibility to the tenant (s). Panda Council: Laws change and you don`t want your entire agreement to be undermined by a change in the law that you didn`t know. This mitigates the blow of such a situation. People always underestimate the power of a good lease.
It`s the details that save your bacon in court! Thank you so much for the article 🙂 as a tenant, my wife and I get there now. My landlord sells the house we rent. Our rental period ends on June 30, 2020 and I wonder what our tenant rights would be. We have always been on our rent and have worked hard to keep the property in good condition. Our lease says something like the one mentioned above, and I am concerned that we will have to move. If you have any ideas about it, there is a lot of work going into a landlord, so it is understandable that with all the other tasks associated with the start of a new rent, you may be aware of the owner`s electricity bills that this could make them responsible for $1,000 unpaid bills and could even mean that they have to pay a re-connection fee. Panda Tip: Maybe you want to have a 24-hour notice period in this agreement, but in practice it might be good to give a little more message if you can. Hello Jackie, it really depends on your agreement with the tenant. If you have agreed to provide them with certain furniture, you cannot simply remove it. But when they are told that certain pieces are only provided temporarily, that`s another story. Looks like the tenant is in charge of all the utilities, under your lease 🙂 I hear you Joan! Although it can be difficult to ask someone to sign a unilateral lease where you can terminate them at any time, but not. Unless they have a monthly lease? I agree, most small owners do not take their leases seriously enough.