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So a few weeks back we got a notice on our front door saying that the water bill wasn't being paid (my landlord's responsibility) and so the water would be turned off in a month or so. We called our landlord and he said he would take care of it right away. I talked to my neighbors (its a duplex and we have the same landlord) and they said its pretty common about once a year they get this notice but the water never gets turned off. I wasn't too worried...

There was another notice on our door today, saying that in accordance to law the water will be shut off tomorrow!! Called my landlord and he blabs me a story about how he paid some yesterday and they said the deadline was the 29th and how they are going beyond their boundaries by trying to get to him through us blah blah.

"But you probably don't want to hear this whole story" he says. Damn right I don't! Just pay the fucking bill. I dunno what to do if they turn the water off :( My best guess is to see if I can pay the bill before the water gets turned off and deduct it from next months rent. I think he owed something like $600. Ugh.

Any advice anyone??



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Jun. 26th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
Seriously. Plus does this affect their credit?? Its scary
Jun. 28th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Holy crap. I wonder if it effects YOUR credit, if the water company is sending you notices... I wonder what you can do. There's got to be some steps you can take, like talking to a lawyer or something in order to make sure it doesn't happen again. That's your home!
Jun. 29th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
I know it doesn't affect my credit because the actual bill isn't under my name. I did some research online and saw that the most I can do short of calling a lawyer (expensive) is paying the bill on my own and taking it away from rent.

Thats what I told my landlord I was doing if he didn't take care of the bill and he did. He paid exactly 75% of his total which is what is required to stop the water shut off.

I really hope it doesn't happen again.
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