Can I Charge The Tenants For Water?

Hi I’m Stephanie from Maison Real Estate.

A question that I am often asked is “can I charge my tenant for water usage at my investment property?”.

Under the Residential Tenancies Act the owner can charge the tenant for water used provided that.

  • One – It is a condition on the tenancy agreement and
  • Two – The property is individually metered and is water efficient.

For a rental property to be water efficient it must meet certain water efficiency criteria and the easiest way to do this is to have a plumber to check and certify your property for water efficiency.

If you would like more information please give me a call.