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Residential landlords may get water bill liability

Thursday, June 4th, 2009 in Residential, Service Charge

The Government has commissioned an independent review into charging and metering for water and sewerage services.  This is being run by Defra and Chaired by Anna Walker, Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission.

In a headline-grabbing reaction, the Property Week says that part of the proposals would leave landlords liable for unpaid water bills from departing tenants.

The review is still at the consultative stage and interested parties have until 28th August 2009 to respond to the interim report.

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