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If a tenant fails to pay utility bills, is the landlord responsible

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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?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  mkc1959 replied 6 years ago.

mkc1959 :

tenant'

mkc1959 :

If the utility contracted with the tenant for the service, then no the landlord is not responsible for the tenant

mkc1959 :

(excuse me) tenant's unpaid bills

mkc1959 :

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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