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water bill (by desiree [CO]) Oct 29, 2009 6:29 PM
       water bill (by Irish [MD]) Oct 29, 2009 6:45 PM
       water bill (by bryan [NJ]) Oct 29, 2009 7:04 PM
       water bill (by Irish [MD]) Oct 29, 2009 7:35 PM
       water bill (by ManateeAlley [FL]) Oct 29, 2009 9:52 PM
       water bill (by Kate [MI]) Oct 30, 2009 6:55 AM
       water bill (by Kathy [KS]) Oct 30, 2009 7:58 AM

water bill (by desiree [CO]) Posted on: Oct 29, 2009 6:29 PM

State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)

what should i do if the client has not paid his water bill and the water company sent me the bill for shut off? --75.166.xxx.xxx

water bill (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Oct 29, 2009 6:45 PM

Charge the tenant, as well as tell them this is a one time warning to pay the water next time or ELSE...continued failure to pay will result in legal actions taken by the LL, up to and including evition, which is in all probablity goona be necessary soon anyways if they can't afford to pay the water bill. --74.110.xx.xx

water bill (by bryan [NJ]) Posted on: Oct 29, 2009 7:04 PM

landlord should pay public utilities in states where they are held accountable. if the city is sending you the bill, you need to pay it immediately or it is going to damage YOUR credit score.

seems to me from your post that the water company has a "contract" with the owner of the property, not the tenant, and will act accordingly.


water bill (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Oct 29, 2009 7:35 PM

I think you mis-read the OP Bryan.

"client has not paid his water bill" which tells me that the tenant has the water bill in tenant name, yet has not paid, ergo, the bill resorts to the LL to pay.

I do agree with Bryan in that the LL needs to pay the bill this time to keep in good credit and water company standing... then take immediate billing and corrective action to collect the water bill cost from the tenant.


water bill (by ManateeAlley [FL]) Posted on: Oct 29, 2009 9:52 PM

I'd pay it, send tenant notice that rent payment will be applied first to outstanding utility bill and remainder against rent. (resulting in rent shortage, late fees, and a pay or quit notice followed by eviction proceedings) --66.176.xxx.xxx

water bill (by Kate [MI]) Posted on: Oct 30, 2009 6:55 AM

What others have said is the best approach. I have had all kinds of experiences with this all not good. There are tenants that will push you to the edge of the clif and still not pay. I've had to pay then start eviction. One tenant finally paid, the other didn't show in court and she's still in hidding. I tried a different approach and let the water compay turn off the water...big mistake! She lived there for two weeks no water....I'll leave this to your imagination. Then in revenge she stole my refrigerator and stove and left the place unbearable. --76.226.xx.xx

water bill (by Kathy [KS]) Posted on: Oct 30, 2009 7:58 AM

I think it is curious that you have used the description "client" instead of "tenant". Is this "client" a current "tenant" in a building that you manage? --70.94.xx.xxx

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