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Re: Forcing innocent tenants to share repair costs by lpadave on February 17, 2019 @06:42

Unlike with electricity,........water and gravity are best of friends. Water will let gravity take it where ever likes. (GOSH,.....I REALLY LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL THAT STORY).

If you can, try tracing the waste plumbing path in your building. If your unit never has stoppages, are downstream of the problem and your LL shouldn't be charging you. If everyone in the building is experiencing the stoppage, it's probably at the main exit line.

Check what your and other tenants leases say about plumbing stoppages. In older buildings, could be just bad old plumbing with corrosion or roots restricting proper flow. Even with brand new, proper drain works,...ya put enough stupid stuff down the drain,.....its gonna get stuck..

This is one of the tough problems for landlords to fairly deal with, especially in older properties where the plumbing is problematic simply from age or too many improper / incompetent fixes over too many years..

If the LLs charge seems fair and reasonable,....And you want to keep the peace, say just pay it and let it go. It'll make you a good guy in your LLs eyes..
After the. Second or third charge, say you have a valid conversation about it getting inappropriate.
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