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Who is responsible unpaid electric bill at the end of a

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Who is responsible for an unpaid electric bill at the end of a lease in Burbank ca?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you.

Can you provide me a bit more information? I'm presuming the lease provides that the tenant is responsible for the electric bill during the term of the that correct? Thanks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
specificly is the person who is named on the bill the one responsible? What about people that are on the lease living there but have no dealing with the electric company?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My son has been there one year others up to three years
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still there?
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for following up. There are two contractual relationships here...the one between the tenant and the electric company and then the one among tenants. As between the electric company and your son, your son is liable since he's on the bill. But, among the tenants, they have an agreement to each pay your portion. So, if your son pays more than his percentage share, then he has a claim against the other for the disproportionate amount paid.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My son is not on the bill
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Another tenant signed for the electric three years ago my son only there one year
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Still here.?
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for clarifying. Then the same rules apply. takes me a bit to type your response. Thanks for your patience. The person on the bill is liable to the utility company and the tenants are each liable for their share, but only for the time they're there!