Water water everywhere – except your bank account?

Did you know many leading Property Management companies will include water in your rent – meaning the landlord is giving the tenant free water! For them it’s just too hard.

At The Rent Shop Nelson we go to the trouble of reading, and photographing, your water meter at every inspection. We then input the reading into our systems and charge the tenant for the water we can prove they used – usually between $5 and $10 per week.

Why do we have to do this? Well we can only charge a tenant for metered water they specifically use so we cannot simply use the water rates bill the council provide as the date will not match. Nor can anyone simply charge a fixed sum for water – that is not allowed under law!

But we work for our landlords and believe this extra step is fair and proper.