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    basically i got hit with a huge bill for water usage while i had no tenants in the house..? seems like had a leaking tap which is all fixed now with new tenants in place. Now just wondering if anyone on here got to claim back water usage on their rental property before.

  • #2
    can fill out a form if there was an accident (serious leak) has to of been fixed by a licensed plumber and need their licence number and a few other things. (amount lost etc)
    not 100% sure on the details though.
    Originally posted by Desmogod
    Nobody was bagging scooters, they were bagging you.

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    • #3
      Contact the Water Authority, we had an underground leak on a pipe that resulted in a $1,200 bill. Leak cost $900 to fix but we did get some of the excess water bill back.
      They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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      • #4
        Had the same with a tenant in place just massive usage $1000 bill she hasn't paid so it came out of our rental income from the Real estate agent. Waiting for her to pay it all back or give notice and leave and take from bond. Otherwise landlords insurance maybe. I did get a letter from water corp advising if it was a leak they can sort something out. This tenant is trying to claim builders used her tap. They're 50 metres up the road and if so it would probably cost $40 in water usage to build a house.
        Originally posted by Abuse this
        Get a load of this pussy, he wouldn't travel back in time to murder a baby.

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        • #5
          obviously yes get some back from Watercorp if possible, but why should people be entitled to a reduction at all? I can only assume that it's the Watercorp knowing that people will try and avoid paying a big bill, so they try and sort something out so they at least get some money. But really, theres no reason you should automatically be entitled to a reduction.

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          • #6
            We have claimed for a leak through watercorp, required a document signed by a licensed plumber to verify the leak has now been fixed as well as an estimation of actual use versus large bill to calculate compensation.
            We are small and exposed, and probably moving too fast for our own good, but that's no reason not to enjoy every minute of the ride.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by shmoo View Post
              obviously yes get some back from Watercorp if possible, but why should people be entitled to a reduction at all? I can only assume that it's the Watercorp knowing that people will try and avoid paying a big bill, so they try and sort something out so they at least get some money. But really, theres no reason you should automatically be entitled to a reduction.
              From my experience it is on a case by case basis. In our situation there was an underground leak, caused by shoddy building practice in the early eighties. As it was underground it was not picked up until a large bill was received and after a repair and report from the attending plumber we received a reduction of roughly 75% in the bill. The main point in ours was that no one knew it was leaking until we received the bill, if we had delayed the repair we would have been slugged the full amount plus the extra that was leaking after we had been made aware.
              They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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              • #8
                had leak test done and nothing, looks like someone has taken it between the months of sept and jan before tenants moved in, spent 400 bucks for the test just to be told i still need pay the water which was probably stolen..? does anyone know if u can claim this back on tax...? or how about insurance. theft of water..?

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                • #9
                  does a nextdoor neighbour have a pool? if so, would be pretty easy to pinch your water if no one was in the house.

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                  • #10
                    Check your insurance terms they have a lot of exclusions. Just claimed for garage door motor and retic controller. They cover the garage motor but not the retic controller.
                    Originally posted by Abuse this
                    Get a load of this pussy, he wouldn't travel back in time to murder a baby.

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                    • #11
                      You'll get your marginal rate of tax back as it's a bona fide cost against a legit investment... something at least.

                      S.
                      Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.

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                      • #12
                        As Sprint said, you can use the Expense to offset your rental income.

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                        • #13
                          You know the bill was due to a leaking tap? If they couldn't reach the meter they may have estimated usage from your previous bill, will sort itself out when they take the next reading and your numbers don't go up.

                          I have heard about them reading the metre, seeing a drastically reduced bill, assuming you are ripping them off and charging you for an estimated amount anyway. At our place ages ago there was a leak in the mains pipe (our side of the metre, our problem) which caused a huge spike in usage, when it was fixed and usage returned to normal they accused us of bypassing the system somehow and in the next bill charged us again at the huge spike rate.
                          Originally posted by JIM.55
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                          • #14
                            You could request a refund from Water Corp but they need;
                            date leak first noticed; date of repair (by plumber); rate of leak (by plumber); location of leak. they wont pay if it is an appliance, ie washing machine explodes or leaking taps/toilets etc.

                            You can do you own leak test without getting a plumber;
                            Turn everything off.
                            Read the meter
                            Dont use anything over 4 hours (overnight is better unless you need a mid-night pee)
                            read the meter
                            calcualte the difference. If it's moved you have a leak.

                            Water does get stolen, not just from the neighbours with a pool. People have been known to fill those water containers on the back of a ute with residential taps.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Diddles View Post
                              You could request a refund from Water Corp but they need;
                              date leak first noticed; date of repair (by plumber); rate of leak (by plumber); location of leak. they wont pay if it is an appliance, ie washing machine explodes or leaking taps/toilets etc.

                              You can do you own leak test without getting a plumber;
                              Turn everything off.
                              Read the meter
                              Dont use anything over 4 hours (overnight is better unless you need a mid-night pee)
                              read the meter
                              calcualte the difference. If it's moved you have a leak.

                              Water does get stolen, not just from the neighbours with a pool. People have been known to fill those water containers on the back of a ute with residential taps
                              .

                              Water bandits? I have honestly never heard of people stealing water , wow.

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