Have you heard? New Virginia Law, Tenants and Water Accounts

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Real Estate Agent with Buyers Advantage Real Estate Corp. (c: 703.216.5635)
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Have you heard?  New Virginia  Law, Tenants and
Water Accounts.  Your a landlord and the tenant decides to skip out on paying the final water bill.  If that happens a lien can end up on the landlord’s home.
Effective July 1, 2012,  
A new Virginia Law, will require tenants to pay a $250 deposit when setting up a new water service account.  This deposit will be applied to the final bill, to reduce unpaid final bills and to reduce the number of liens on properties.

As this is great news for a landlord, however, you can guess tenants will be expressing their concerns for having to pay a $250 deposit to set up a new water account in addition to all the other costs of moving into a home you are renting.

For more information from Service Authority Prince William County (PWCSA) on their implementation of the new law, Click here.
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Cheryl, Thank goodness the landlord is not responsible for skip outs in my town. Our water department collects a hefty deposit for up to five years to insure they are not stuck either.
Jun 17, 2012 02:56 PM #1
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Cheryl Thomson, REALTOR, Retired (U.S. Army)
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I assume there are problems with getting the water bills paid.  

Jun 17, 2012 03:58 PM #2
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Thankfully there is a bigger deposit - and 250 might not be enough if they're behind in payments. Here the bills follow the tennant - which seems right to me. And if they don't pay they don't get new service anywhere.

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On single-family rentals in our area, landlord generally pays the water, included in the rent. Apartments, too.

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Hi Anna. The bills should follow tenants where ever they go...they created the bill they should pay it.

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Cheryl

Sounds like a good idea and law.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 17, 2012 05:51 PM #6
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Really Lottie?

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Hi Lou, hope you had a great day today, and thanks.

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