Can My Landlord Tap Into My Water Without Paying Me?

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Can my landlord legally tap into my water, that I pay for, for his own use? He is planning to put a meter on it and have me read it every month even though I pay the bill and do not want the burden of it. I have told him this, but he insists on doing so whether I like it or not.

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I’m a little confused by your description. Your landlord is probably well within his rights to separately meter your water usage, and to exclude water from the rent (that is, make you pay for your water separately). But if he is also using the water that’s being monitored by “your” meter, then it would be inappropriate for you to pay for it all.

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Author: House Attorney