Originally Posted by mesh2005
Sorry if it is a silly question but this is the first time I try to rent a place!! I can see many units are advertised on craiglist and it is always mentioned that utilities are included. What do they exactly mean? electricity, water and gas? Does it mean that I don't need to contact any company, just pay the bills? Can anyone estimate how much will I need to pay monthly for the bills if I live alone in a studio?
=Some or all bills included in the rent.
Our place is in a condo, so all of the heating, water, waste and gas is on a communal supply, covered in the condo fees which are paid by the landlord (and included in the rent).
We have to pay for the electricity out of the plugs, cable, phone, internet.
Utilities Included can mean a number of different things to different people.... just make sure you confirm exactly what is included before you sign!