Posted by Mark Smith on September 02, 1999 at 08:24:25:
In Reply to: changing the lease posted by Tenant on September 02, 1999 at 07:28:56:
If the lease has not yet expired, there is no basis for the landlord to charge a tenant for water (and sewer) charges. Wait until fall, this landlord might try to charge the tenants for the oil or gas used to heat the building.
: If you have a lease and it says that the resident will pay electricity and
: cable and the apartments will pay gas, water and garbage, can the landlord
: make you start paying part of the water bill? Understand that there is only
: one water bill per building and not per apartment. Also, the landlord is
: making each apartment pay $45.00 regardless of what size the apartment is.
: Also, anyone who is on housing, the elderly or an employee does not have to
: pay the $45.00 extra. I need an immediate response because this is mostly
: an Hispanic property and I feel the landlord is taking advantage of them
: because alot are illegals and therefore, are afraid of being deported. I say
: as long as they are paying rent each month, they still have rights as
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