Curious if anyone has experience with charging a premium for access to washer/dryer hookups?
One of our complexes has washer/dryer hookups, but they are in a common area in the basement of each 4-family -- they are not in unit.
The residents supply their own W/D, and thus, not all residents do, so a premium could be done.
The water is our cost; the electric to run them is on the resident's own meter.
Our water rates have increase significantly and the owner has me looking into charging a premium for access to the basement water taps to help cover the increased water costs -- they'd be locked out with a faucet lock if premium is not paid.
So, I'm wondering,
- if anyone has experience with this?
2. What would be a reasonable cost for access to water for a washing machine? I'm thinking $20/month.
Background: this is a market-rate 64 unit 1960s garden style complex in a small working-class town in Illinois outside of St. Louis. This is the only complex of ours there that even has W/D hookups -- the others have on-site laundromats.