I am having a small kiosk inside a shopping centre in Victoria for a few years. I was recently charged the water rate for my kiosk. However, I don’t have water connected to my kiosk. Do you have experience with it? Do I need to pay for the water rate or do all shops in the shopping centre have to pay for it? I checked with the shopping centre manager but they could not give me the answer as they get the water rate from the council.
Do not have specific experience, although i think its levied across all shops – be it restrooms or other and maybe not directly related to water @ the shop/kiosk itself.. Could be completely wrong though….
However, have you reviewed your lease contract? anything charged should be mentioned… and being a shopping centre, they are pretty on top of contracts (in their favour as well majority of time)..