Are utilities, cable, water, and sewer included in my rent?

Are utilities, cable, water, and sewer included in my rent?

Most of these are usually included in the base rent, although some utilities like electricity may be paid separately off of a meter to encourage users to reduce their usage.  But you always want to make sure everything is clarified in writing in your lease agreement.  That’s why it’s really critical to read every page of your paperwork very carefully before you sign it.