Don't Charge Tenants for Electricity 'Consumed'

If your lease requires tenants to pay you their share of the property/facility’s electric bill, don’t say they have to pay for the electricity they “consume.” That’s because the bills you receive from the electric company may include elements not related to consumption, such as demand charges. So, using the word “consume” may preclude you from passing along these non-consumption charges to your tenants.

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