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Liability for charges in rental properties

Generally the user of the premises is responsible for charges.

In the case of rental agreements the following applies:

  • If the landlord provides relevant occupier information and the occupier defaults on water payments the liability remains with the occupier.
  • If the landlord provides relevant occupier information and the occupier defaults on water and rent payments the liability remains with the occupier.
  • If the landlord does not provide relevant occupier information and the occupier defaults on water payments the liability transfers to the landlord.
  • If the landlord does not provide relevant occupier information and the occupier defaults on water and rent payments the liability remains with the occupier.
  • Where Cambridge Water is notified by the landlord that they will collect charges from the occupiers it will not deem the occupier liable for any debt incurred on the account.
  • If the premises are unoccupied the landlord is responsible for the charges.