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Old 05-19-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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Hi, me and my boyfriend are moving into a one bedroom apartment in the Park ave area. We are looking into an apartment that is $600 a month, with two off street parking spots. The house is in great condition however no utilities are included with the rent.

Roughly how much should utilities cost us per month?
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Mount Morris, Webster
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Hard to say, since a lot depends on the size and age of the apartment.

Have you tried calling RG&E and asking?

Edit: If you have the address, they will (usually, I did have a place once where they wouldn't) give you the average utility bill for the property.

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Upper Monroe Neighborhood
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All you have to do is call RG&E, which is the gas and electric company in Rochester. I bought a house about five years ago and for each house I looked at I just called RG&E and they told me what the average utility bill was for the prior 12 months. You can call them at 1.800.743.1701.
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:37 PM
 
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my impression is that the landlord must provide to you a years worth of utility bills upon request.

this is what i've found:
"Before signing a lease requiring payment of individual heating
and cooling bills, prospective tenants are entitled to receive a
complete set or summary of the past two years' bills. These
copies must be provided free upon written request."

from http://tenant.net/faq.txt (broken link)
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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how would the landlord know what your bills are if you are paying the utilities yourself?
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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hey thanks for your answers, folks. I'll be sure to call RG&E.

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Old 06-04-2009, 02:28 PM
 
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landlord might not know since he hasn't been paying the bills...
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:17 AM
 
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Update: RochesterInsurance was right: anyone can call RGE and ask about monthly charges over the past year (at least). Also, keep in mind that you can ask that your account be arranged so that you pay a fixed amount every month, based on the average monthly bill of the previous year. The RGE people answered the phone quickly, and were very polite! I ended up in a long conversation with the woman, talking about school, her kids, and life in general. A nice welcome to business in Roch., whether or not it's typical.
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Old 06-20-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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Update: RochesterInsurance was right: anyone can call RGE and ask about monthly charges over the past year (at least). Also, keep in mind that you can ask that your account be arranged so that you pay a fixed amount every month, based on the average monthly bill of the previous year. The RGE people answered the phone quickly, and were very polite! I ended up in a long conversation with the woman, talking about school, her kids, and life in general. A nice welcome to business in Roch., whether or not it's typical.

It's pretty typical, which is why I like it here. People generally do go out of their way to help others.
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