Wax Damage to Linens - If damage or stains occur which require extra cleaning, client will be notified and billed of such services within 10 days after the event. Such damages would include wax stains. How much you can charge for rent and the security deposit varies by where you live. Some areas that include rent-controlled housing do not allow you to charge more rent than what is listed in the original lease. 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.