Water bills warning to all Members
We all need to be aware of the following change in legislation relating to tenants and water bills. The 2010 Flood and Water Management Act which has recently come into effect now makes landlords jointly and severally responsible for tenants overdue water charges IF LANDLORDS FAIL TO NOTIFY THEIR WATER COMPANY OF THE TENANTS DETAILS.
This is not retrospective legislation so applies only for NEW tenancies. So now we all need to inform the water authority of the tenants details if we do not want a hefty bill landed upon us if the tenant defaults.