Landlord refuses to let me put utilities in my own name but wants me to pay the bill. We tried putting them in our name and he put them back in his name. I was told that as long as the bill is in landlords name it is not my responsibility. How true is this?
You would have to comply with the terms and conditions in the lease agreement. If the lease agreement directs you to pay utilities, you are responsible for utilites.
This depends on whether you have a written lease agreement and what the terms and conditions contained in the agreement are. If there is a written lease agreement there will be language contained in the agreement that specifies who is responsible for payment of the utilities. If there is no such language, or there is no written agreement, then the landlord would be responsible.
RICHARD J. CHERTOCK, ESQ.
2174 HEWLETT AVENUE, STE 106
MERRICK, NY 11566
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