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  1. #1
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    Jul 2008

    Default Water Bill After Pipes Burst

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California

    Over the last 6 months; the pipes have burst 3 times. My landlord has paid for the repairs. The problem? He expects me to pay the high water bill ($300) that resulted from this. Fortunately; the water company decided to only bill the property owners right after the first pipe burst.

    My landlord keeps telling me that it is my debt since I signed a lease that states that I would pay all utilities. In my opinion; this is outside the realm of "usual & customary" utilities.

  2. #2
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    Mar 2005

    Default Re: Water Bill After Pipes Burst

    Why did the pipes burst?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Re: Water Bill After Pipes Burst

    According to guy that repaired the pipes; the pipes are very old and corroded. He thinks that they are as old as the house (1957).

    BTW; these pipes are underground. He told my landlord that they had probably been leaking for awhile and the water finally made it to the surface.

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