Your landlord or agent should know whether you have a water meter, where it’s located and should give you up-to-date readings when you move in so that you’re not paying for the previous tenant’s usage! If you’re having a nose around, it’s normally found in one of the following places:
- Outside – in a meter box attached to an outside wall
- Outside – under a cover in the pavement
- Inside – under the sink
- Inside – in a utility cupboard or basement
It will have a meter serial number and a dial of numbers with “m3” to the right. When you give the reading, take the numbers from the left including the zeros, and ignore anything in red.