Chula Vista, CA asked in Construction Law and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: When renting a house that is under construction, do the renters need to pay for the electricity used by the workers

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California, the answer to this question will depend on the specific terms of the lease agreement between the landlord and the tenant. If the lease agreement states that the tenant is responsible for paying for electricity used on the property, then the tenant may be responsible for paying for the electricity used by the workers.

However, if the lease agreement does not specifically address who is responsible for paying for electricity used by workers, the landlord is typically responsible for providing utilities to the property, including electricity. In this case, the landlord would be responsible for paying for the electricity used by the workers.

It's important to review the lease agreement carefully to determine who is responsible for paying for utilities, including electricity. If you are unsure about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant, you may want to consult with a tenant rights attorney who can advise you on your specific situation.

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