Nev. Admin. Code § 704.985 - Determination of charge to tenants for utility service when landlord is billed by utility or alternative seller

Current through March 28, 2022

1. In a mobile home park where the landlord is billed by a water, gas or electric utility or an alternative seller and in turn charges the tenants for the utility service provided by the utility or alternative seller, and the park:
(a) Is equipped with individual meters for each lot, the landlord shall, unless authorized by the Commission to use a comparable method, determine the charge to each tenant for each billing cycle in the following manner:
(1) The total bill from the utility or alternative seller for the park, less any service charge stated on the bill, must be divided by the commodity billing units stated on the bill to determine the rate per unit of service for the billing cycle. The rate per unit of service must be multiplied by the number of comparable units used by each tenant based on a reading of the individual meter of the tenant. The product is the total amount the landlord may charge each tenant for the use of the utility service.
(2) Any service charge stated on the bill from the utility or alternative seller must be divided by the number of tenants who use the utility service to determine the prorated share of each tenant for the service charge.
(3) The maximum amount of the charge to each tenant for gas and electric service is the sum of:
(I) The charge for the use of the utility service;
(II) The prorated share of each tenant for any service charge stated on the bill from the utility or alternative seller; and
(III) Any additional service charge that the landlord assesses and collects pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 704.940.
(4) The maximum amount of the charge to each tenant for water service is the sum of:
(I) The charge for the use of the utility service; and
(II) The prorated share of each tenant for any service charge stated on the bill from the utility.
(b) Is not equipped with individual meters for each lot, the landlord shall determine the charge to each tenant for each billing cycle by subtracting from the total amount of the bill from the utility or alternative seller for the park the cost, to the extent it can be determined, of the utility service provided to the common areas of the park and prorating the remainder of the bill equally among the tenants of the park. If the landlord assesses and collects a service charge for electric or gas service pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 704.940, the service charge may be added to the prorated share of each tenant to determine the total charge to each tenant for the utility service.
2. As used in this section, "commodity billing unit" means the unit used to measure the quantity of utility service provided by a utility or an alternative seller to the landlord of a mobile home park and by the landlord to his or her tenants. The unit for:
(a) Electric service is kilowatt-hour.
(b) Gas service is therm.
(c) Water service is gallon or cubic feet.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 704.985
Added to NAC by Pub. Service Comm'n, eff. 1-11-91; A by Pub. Utilities Comm'n by R156-01, 1-28-2002

NRS 703.025, 704.210, 704.940

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