I have received a collection letter for my unpaid water bills for my home which I left in august. My bankruptcy was final in March and I let the home go to foreclosure. Will I be held responsible for the bill?
You are responsible for any debt made after you filed bankruptcy. Any intention to abandon the property is irrelevant until a foreclosure takes title out of your name. Hope this perspective helps.
So long as the property remains in your name, you are responsible for any water bill that is due AFTER your bankruptcy filing. However, an unpaid water bill is considered a lien on the property. So, if the water bill remains unpaid, a purchaser of your home at foreclosure would be ultimately responsible for paying the water bill.
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