Is it legal for Seattle City Utilities to charge me for unpaid bills from previous owners of my single family house?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Seattle, WA

I spoke with the Seattle Public Utilities and they stated that the charges always stay with the property not with the owner....However, it is not fair and we did not use that water!

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  1. Irving A Sonkin

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    Answered . The unpaid utility bill becomes a lien against the house. You probably have recourse against the former owner

    The advice given is general for information purposes only and should not be relied on. You should consult with an... more

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