The owner of the triplex I live has decided he no longer wants to pay for the building's tap water but there is only one meter for the building. So what he has been doing is when he gets the bill he sends each of the three apartments a copy and expects us all to go to the office and pay one third. My husband and I have a studio but our neighbors each have a two bedroom and a one bedroom. I asked the water company and they told me that apartment A (the two bedroom) uses two thirds of the water used by the building so yeah, I am a little pissed.
If there were meters for each complex then yes he can have you pay for the water. Since he only has one I would say no, but not sure. That is ridiculous. I'm sure there are more or less people in an apartment and not everyone takes showers, washes clothes etc. everyday so how is that fair to split the bill three ways? Call your local city hall or look in your white pages for tenants rights.
Answer by Christine0813 at 8:34 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
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Answer by Xynyth at 8:34 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
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Answer by lilbit837 at 8:41 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
OP, my mother owns two houses on one lot and there is only one meter. They cannot determine which house uses more or less because of the one meter. It's just one bill for both homes. My cousins live in the back house and they pay most of the bill since my mother is the only person in her house. I really suggest you do some calling in the morning. It really doesn't seem right.
Answer by Christine0813 at 8:45 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by jamesmommy12 at 8:45 PM on Mar. 27, 2009
Answer by jamesmommy12 at 8:49 PM on Mar. 27, 2009