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PITA Tenants (by M.C. [FL]) Aug 1, 2020 10:50 AM
       PITA Tenants (by Vee [OH]) Aug 1, 2020 11:44 AM
       PITA Tenants (by W [CA]) Aug 1, 2020 12:15 PM
       PITA Tenants (by melinda [MD]) Aug 1, 2020 12:21 PM
       PITA Tenants (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 1, 2020 12:38 PM
       PITA Tenants (by M.C. [FL]) Aug 1, 2020 12:53 PM
       PITA Tenants (by Robert J [CA]) Aug 1, 2020 4:02 PM
       PITA Tenants (by Vee [OH]) Aug 1, 2020 7:03 PM
       PITA Tenants (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 1, 2020 8:16 PM
       PITA Tenants (by MikeA [TX]) Aug 1, 2020 11:44 PM

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PITA Tenants (by M.C. [FL]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 10:50 AM

I have a tenant who let the water runs all night every night, can I turn the water off at night? My bills has going up so much is unbelievable, I know I have to get rid of them and will.

I turned off the water for a few hours and they left me a message, l want to tell them that I have a computer sensor and called the technician to find out the reason the water was out. --70.158.xxx.xx

PITA Tenants (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 11:44 AM

Just turn it down, not off. --76.188.xxx.xxx

PITA Tenants (by W [CA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:15 PM

This is why I installed separate water meters... When the T gets the monthly water bill, he doesn't leave it running. --174.65.xx.xxx

PITA Tenants (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:21 PM

They gotta go --24.233.xxx.xx

PITA Tenants (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:38 PM


Bill them and file eviction.

A proper lease has a limit on the free water and bills the residents for anything above that limit.

Turning off the water is CONSTRUCTIVE EVICTION and could land YOU in jail.

Why or what are they letting run? How do you know? Is this a leak?

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx

PITA Tenants (by M.C. [FL]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 12:53 PM

They been doing that since I gave them an increase in rent last year in April. --172.58.xxx.xxx

PITA Tenants (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 4:02 PM

I've had a few tenants that allowed water to run non-stop in a multi-family property. I also had clients with the same problem.

As an Owner, Manager or State Licensed Plumbing Contractor, I am allowed to ENTER A UNIT in CASE OF AN EMERGENCY. A "possible" constant water leak can be classified as an emergency. Water can destroy property and lead to Mold issues.

So what I've done as the owner, manager and licensed plumber is:

a) Post a notice on every tenants front door that there is a plumbing leak and I plan on entering their unit to investigate. This may occur from 12:01 AM through 11:59 PM, any day or night for the next 30 days!

b) I show up with my stethoscope to listen to water flows in a pipe, keeping a log of who's using water in a specific area (kitchen or bathroom).

c) I also take my digital camera and take a time/date stamped picture of the water meter, is has a flow meter too so I can see if water is beings used.

Then each time I've detected water being used, I document by photo how much water is being used at any one period. A bath should use less than 50 gallons. A long shower less than 25 gallons, and so on..

As after I locate the water being used (with my stethoscope), I will knock on the tenants door, then let myself inside. I take pictures of the water flowing from a faucet -- proving the tenant is wasting water.

Then I can alert the Utility and my Cities water conservation department. Also with my attorney's help, I can file a complaint, lawsuit or begin an eviction.

In only One case, I proved a tenant was allowing the bathtub to run at full force for 30 minutes each day, costing me around $225 a month in extra fee's. I was able to evict and got a judgement for the extra water usage.

Collection was another story.. --47.155.xx.xxx

PITA Tenants (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 7:03 PM

Oh the manager has allowed this how long? Really need to talk to the bad manager, maybe send her/him to live there. --76.188.xxx.xxx

PITA Tenants (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 8:16 PM

Ditto what Vee said. I was thinking the same thing about how long you have let this go on. First make sure there are no water leaks. --73.120.xx.xxx

PITA Tenants (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Aug 1, 2020 11:44 PM

There's more food wasted at an all you can eat smorgasbord than a pay by the ounce salad bar. No consequence for waste at the former, but it hits you in the pocket on the later.

You need to rectify having a tenant with an all you can consume utility once this tenant is gone.

In the mean time, you might look at some of the in-line leak detectors. These are installed on the main water line to detect burst pipes and leaks. They turn off the water to prevent major damage. If you can find one with the right abilities it might cut the line off if a set amount of water flows in a set period of time allowing you to find the "leak" before it is turned back on. The down side is you will have to respond daily to turn it back on. --64.130.xx.xxx

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