Legal Question in Real Estate Law in California

if a residential lease agreement states that excess usage is to be paid by the tenant, is it considered part of the monthly rent if it can be substantiated?

Asked on 8/10/13, 5:39 pm

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Bryan Whipple Bryan R. R. Whipple, Attorney at Law
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I assume that by "usage" you mean of electricity, water, etc. I'd say that the charge for excess usage would be considered part of the rent.....so my guess is that the right answer is yes.

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8/10/13, 6:21 pm
John Laurie Gertz and Laurie
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excess usage of what?

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8/11/13, 11:04 pm

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