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Welcome and thank you for your question. I will be the professional that will be assisting you. What does your lease state, if anything with regard to water? Where is the property located in CA?
Usually the lease sets out who is responsible for utilities. How did you know that the utilities were required to be in your name?
Let me check on this community and with water company this seems high unless the property is located within a Home Owners Association? What is the name of the water company servicing your area?
I am trying to determine if the home is part of an HOA. I also need the name of the company that provides water service to your home.
Thank you. Give me a moment please.
It does not appear that this property is in an HOA community. Can you tell me the name of the water company?
Perfect. Give me a moment.
The first issue is that you must pay your landlord the full amount of rent or you can be evicted. If you feel the water bills should have been disclosed that is a matter that needs to be decided by a court, The fact that you are deducting money from your rent is an issue. This does not mean that I agree with your landlord. You should have been made aware of this when you placed the water in your name. The question becomes is this an issue between you and the landlord or you and the water company. I would suggest bringing your lease payments up to date to avoid eviction or see if the landlord will permit you to terminate the lease. Utilities that are the responsibility of the tenant need are not part of your rent.
Let me check on this alleged minimum rule so you can dispute this charge.
Above is landlord tenant law in CA.
I am looking for the code. The only thing I see thus far is a new customer service fee. I will figure this out.
Yes, I am reading the code.
I was reading through the code and every time you send a message the site kicks me off. Let me ask the moderator to provide you with an Attorney in the San Diego area and opt out.