I was told the owner/ landlord is supposed to only bill the tenant for water and not change the tenant for the sewage installation and portion of the water bill? I am in oregon.
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
You may for the utilities you agree to pay in the lease agreement. If the lease agreement is silent, you might have to look to what you orally agreed to. And if that's silent, maybe there would be an argument to be made that you should only pay what is customary in the rental market, but showing what that is might be tricky.
As far as one-off repairs to the sewage system done by the property owner or the utility company, the property owner should ordinarily be responsible for those.
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