Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

questions & answers

Question: I am a landlord and my tenant(s) failed to pay their water bill in time. The water company should have shut off their water once the bill was overdue by 30 days but because the tenant(s) had children they decided to leave the water on for an extended period. The tenants moved out and never paid the bill and now the water company claims that I have to pay the bill because I am the landowner. I live in Mayer, Arizona and I question the legality

Answer: Typically, the water company can look to the owner of the property that received the water service for payment.  This is usually provided for by local ordinance(s).  That does not prevent you from seeking reimbursement from the actual tenants.

QUESTIONS

  • I am a landlord and my tenant(s) failed to pay their water bill in time. The water company should have shut off their water once the bill was overdue by 30 days but because the tenant(s) had children they decided to leave the water on for an extended period. The tenants moved out and never paid the bill and now the water company claims that I have to pay the bill because I am the landowner. I live in Mayer, Arizona and I question the legality

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .

LegalLEARN

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

    County:
     

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

ORGANIZATIONS