How to make the landlord bill me?
December 9, 2007 11:28 AM Subscribe
How can I make my landlord tell me what I owe for bills?
posted by jclovebrew to home & garden (21 answers total)
The landlord and I have an agreement that we split the bills (gas, electric, water, sewer, cable), as I live in the "mother-in-law" apartment of her house and the utilities are billed for the whole house.
Problem is, she's very bad at getting to the bills. I've been living here for about a year and a half and she's only given me a tally 3 or 4 times. I want to avoid having to pay a huge lump sum when she finally gets around to it.
Is there any leverage I can use? For example, is there some amount of time after which I am no longer liable to pay?
I've emailed her numerous times and the response is always something like "I am working on it right now", or "I will get to it soon". I also tried suggesting that I just pay a fixed amount every month similar to a utilities included setup. She hasn't replied to that one.