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I own a property with 5 apartments and 1 commercial store.

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Hello - I own a property with 5 apartments and 1 commercial store. The lease states : “Landlord is responsible for paying water and sewer utility charges for the premises; Tenant shall be responsible for paying for all other utilities serving the demised premises, and Tenant shall place all such other utility services in Tenant's name upon commencement of the Lease. Tenant agrees to pay the difference in water bills considered "excessive".” I understand this is worded poorly. Our issue is we have 1 water meter servicing property. So we have no real way of knowing what the tenant is using. Do we have any options within the law to ask for a dollar amount?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Legal Eagle replied 2 months ago.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hello - Are you licensed in NJ and familiar in NJ Landlord/Tenant law?