To be able to pass on water charges to your tenants it is a requirement by law that water efficiency devices are installed at the premises.
The minimum criteria for passing on water usage charges are:
- the rental premises must be individually metered (or water is delivered by vehicle, such as those with water tanks on rural properties), and
- the charges must not exceed the amount billed for water usage by the water supplier, and
- the rental premises must meet required 'water efficiency' standards.
The information provided has been extracted from the Office of Fair Trading Website for your information and protection.