If you are buying or selling a property, please make sure your solicitor requests a special meter reading from Queensland Urban Utilities. This enables your solicitor to identify and calculate all the water usage and access charges incurred by the previous owner up to the date of settlement. This ensures the purchase price of the property is adjusted according to these charges at the time of settlement.
When you receive your bill for your new property, it may still include the water usage and access charges of the previous owner (depending on when in the billing cycle you purchased the property). You will be required to pay these charges as you have already been reimbursed for the previous owner’s charges in the settlement process as outlined above.
Request a Special Meter Reading (SMR).