The average credit score in the USA is between 660 to 720. Therefore, if a prospective tenant has a higher score, greater than 720, they may be able to negotiate a better rent with the landlord knowing that they will be reliable to pay the rent on-time every month. Utility Bills- You can ask your tenant for part of utility bills if you pay the utility bills for the entire house. As a subtenant, since you didn't sign the original Lease Agreement, in most instances you'll contact the original lease holder with any issues you may have about rent or repairs. Unless you've made other arrangements, you'll pay your rent to the lease holder and they will pay the rent to the landlord. Utility Bills- You can ask your tenant for part of utility bills if you pay the utility bills for the entire house.