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Sarah Pewhairangi of Property Management Specialists Talks About 'Costs Incurred at My Rental Property'

Friday 19 October 2018, 6:31PM
By Beckie Wright
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As the owner of Property Management Specialists, Sarah Pewhairangi has a vested interest in making certain that the management of your property is a smooth and stress-free experience, and she also ensures that tenants are happy with her service as well.

 As a tenant, if you are in the market for your perfect rental home, you have come to the right place. As a prospective tenant, Property Management Specialists can help you through the process of finding and applying for the home of your dreams. Similarly, for their current residents they have a complete set of tools and procedures to make your stay more comfortable and rewarding. You can use the website to submit any maintenance requests, pay your rent, or just to drop them a line. They are always happy to hear from their residents.

One of the questions Sarah is commonly asked is, “Who pays for electricity and gas charges?” She says, “These are a tenant expense. However, if there are charges relating to the supply of these services to a property, then the supply charges are at a landlord cost.

“A good example of this is if a property has bottled gas supplied. The tenant pays for the gas in the bottles; however, the landlord would be responsible for the charges related to the gas bottle rental. This is a charge associated with the supply of the gas.”

Similarly, with water use. The tenant is responsible for water usage charges and the Landlord is responsible for daily line/supply charges. Regarding calulating what water charges the tenant has to pay, Property Management Specialists read

 the water meter at the start of the tenancy, and at the end of the tenancy, to allow them to calculate water usage between council issued notices. This is calculated using the Council cubic meter charge rates.

Finally, all council and sewage rates and emergency service levies are paid by the landlord as specified by legislation, so to find out more about Queenstown real estate agents, commercial property Queenstown and property management Lake Hayes Estate please go to http://www.propertymanagementspecialists.co.nz .