I’m not a host but rather a renter. I searched for an entire apartment in Turkey and found a great one for £13 per night so I rented it for a week. The place is fantastic and I’m happy with everything except that the day after we settled in the landlady told us we have to pay for electricity, gas, water etc.
They had us confirm all the meter reading with them and said we will do the same on the day we leave and then we should pay for what we have used. They said this is normal when someone rents an ‘entire’ place on airbnb.
In practice it won’t be that much (perhaps £20-£30 for the week but in principle it’s a hidden cost that they didn’t show on their listing.
Could you hosts tell me if what they say is the case and that it’s normal for hosts to ask renters to pay utility bills on top of the agreed rent?