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INDAH WATER PAYMENT
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asked on Feb 4, 2002 at 16:56
by   KiMi
I have a single storey terrace house rent out for  > 1 year. We don't have formal contract or agreement for renting out the house. So far the renter didn't make any payment for Indah water. In my opinion, it is just like a water & TNB payment, the payment shd be paid by renter. Am I corrent ?
Of course most of the resident in that area didn't make payment for Indah Water.
How should I pursue the renter to make payment for Indah Water ?
As I know that once the renter move out, I need to bare for the outstanding payment.
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answered on Feb 8, 2002 at 22:48
by   LordDenning
The IWK thing really upset a lot of people. Sewage was under the Majlis Perbandaran before and the payment was borne by the Landlord.
However, since it was privatised, the co start to charge a monthly bill. Logically, any monthly bill will be borne by the tenant.
So, I guess u can tell the tenant to pay for the IWK bill or else you want them to get out of the house within 1 month.
Next time, tell the new tenant to pay the IWK bills plus other monthly bill. It's fair isn't it. Since the tenants tahi are cleaned up by IWK and not your tahi.
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answered on Mar 20, 2003 at 16:07
by   miem
see my posting in this section earlier.

1. Do you have a legal relationship with IWK? Some think so. The arguement is that this is a privitised project from the govt. The other thinks otherwise. IWK is a private entity.  How can it bill you when you have no legal relationship with IWK?  The rational is that you would get utility supply if you do not sign a contract with Telekom/Tenaga.
2. IWK has threatened legal actions to many consumers.  But no action after its demands be ignored.  Why?  I think IWK prefers to milk the uninformed consumers, rather than lossing a test case in courts ruling it has no contract with the consumers.
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answered on Aug 1, 2003 at 15:43
by   Rikimaru
dear miem,
so what is your point? I can't understand. Do you mean that the tenant should not pay the Indah Water Bills? I'm still arguing with my landlord about it, but he resist to pay the Indah Water Bills and told me to pay for it. Some of my friends living in the same area are not paying it, otherwise their landlord is paying it. I dont know which one is right.
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answered on Aug 2, 2003 at 02:14
by   Vince
The most important argument here is:

Who should pay the Water Bill? The Tenant or the Landlord?

Common Sense makes it clear that the Tenant Normally OUGHT to pay the Bills for the Water he had Consumed or Used. Regradless of whether any Agreement exists.

Unless the Landlord had earlier agreed to cover Monthly Water Bill or probable other Utility Bills with a very High Rental Charged.

It does not matter WHO is supplying the Water to the Said House. The Water Suppliier/Authority will bill the Landlord/Consumer for any Specific Amount of Water Consumed or Used in the said house.

ANY Authorized Water Supplier (A or B Company) still reserved the right to charge the Landlord/Consumer who entered an Agreement with anyone of them.

It is only a matter of "Technical/Legal Procedures" whether they want to take actions now or in future.

Thus, should the Tenant fail to pay the bills, the landlord has to bear them all. It doesn't matter What Company or What Govt. Authority is supplying the Water to the Consumer/Landlord.

In short, the Landlord ought to play it smart while renting a house to someone. Some Tenants usually will purposely pretend or ignore, and delay the Payment of Rental and other Utility Bills.
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answered on Aug 7, 2003 at 19:56
by   scentx
It is an easy solution, why argue over a small matter. Just increase the rent
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