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All Time Plumbing on the Sunshine Coast will advise you on exactly what is required to make your investment property water efficient and provide certification. Once your property is certified the tenants are required to pay for all water consumption. Our Sunshine Coast Plumber services are operating 24 hour a day for emergency call outs.

Shower-heads
* A maximum flow rate of 9 litres per minute 
Toilets 
*A dual flush function not exceeding 6.5 litres on full flush and 3.5 litres on half flush and a maximum average flush volume of 4 litres (based on the average of 1 full flush and 4 half flushes) Internal taps Cold water taps and single mixer taps (excluding bathtub taps and taps for appliances) 
*A maximum flow rate of 9 litres per minute


Fast facts: Rental properties are considered water efficient if certain water fixtures meet standards listed in the Water efficient property page.

At the start of the tenancy agreement, the lessor/agent and tenant should negotiate arrangements for water charging and the frequency of charges.

Water billing periods are unlikely to align with tenancy agreements. It's important that the water meter reading is noted on the Entry condition report (Form 1a) when starting a tenancy, and on the Exit condition report (Form 14a) at the end of the tenancy. The presence of water efficient fittings should be noted on the Entry condition report.

Taking a photo of the water meter at the start and end of a tenancy can help support what you have noted on the condition report forms.
Lessors will receive the water bill and should provide their tenants with a copy of water bills or evidence of water consumption to verify the amount to be charged. Tenants will not be billed directly by water supply authorities.

Tenants must be given 1 month to pay any water bill after receiving the notice from the lessor/agent.

Call All Time Plumbing today to have one of our Plumbers on the Sunshine Coast to certify your property. This will save you thousands of dollars.