You should also look out for any other vague clauses containing the words 'within reason', as they may try to push it through on those...
Its not my fault you have to get your wallet out. :p
i know under normal landlord/tenant contracts the landlord will pay for that kind of thing,so it seems somewhat weird that they want you to pay. I personally dont think you do have to pay, but i would check with CBA first, what with them being professionals and all :p
The only bit within the whole of our agreement that holds any relevance is the following paragraph:
1.5 To pay all taxes, duties, assessments and outgoings in respect to the premises or the occupiers during the tenancy and in particular but not limited to council tax (or any successor tax), water and sewerage rates, and/or the cost (in proportion to the number of properties connected) of emptying any septic tank connected to the premises."
Water comes within the bill, which I am aware that will need to pay up at end of tenancy or whenever, however the rest of the bill including 'light bulbs', 'river walkway maintenance' 'electricity' and 'roadway maintenance' to name but a few are a bit unnecessary, especially for the amount of actual work that takes place here.
There is also no definitions section within the agreement, so to my untrained eyes, the only dodgey area in here is the word 'duties', but as there is no definition, then do all the extra costs really apply to me as they are not clearly stated? Do I need to fork out for this bill or can I tell them to shove it?!?
That is my question! Cheers in advance!