If a tenant fails to pay utility bills, is the landlord responsible? Do these bills become a lien against the property without proper notice to property owner?
State/Country relating to question: Minnesota
If the utility contracted with the tenant for the service, then no the landlord is not responsible for the tenant
(excuse me) tenant's unpaid bills
In other words, if the tenant, upon renting the unit, had to call the utility and make arrangements in the tenant's name for the service, then no the landlord is not responsible and the bill woud not become a lien against the property.
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