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    #16
    Originally posted by jeffrey View Post
    True. In that case, why not specify that this occupant is liable for equal proportion of outgoings (i.e. in equal shares with all other occupants)?
    That's an idea. Do you mean each T should pay their share to LL who would pay the company, or each T would pay their share to the company?

    Peter

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      #17
      Originally posted by pcwilkins View Post
      That's an idea. Do you mean each T should pay their share to LL who would pay the company, or each T would pay their share to the company?

      Peter
      Depends on whom the company serves the demand.
      If L: L must pay and therefore needs an indemnity from occupant, so L can extract £££.
      If T: L not involved.
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        #18
        What do most Landlords do about bills when they rent rooms? As you can see this is a lot of hassle I did this as i was not sure how to force individuals to take on the bills.

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          #19
          I got the impression shiny lived there too?? Or is that not the case!

          If its an HMO then I would look at getting a DD for the bills at a fixed rate, say £30 per month. The Utility companies usually do this and review it annually. Therefore you can budget accordingly. CT is a set amount each year. You divy the lot between the total number of rooms and set the rent accordingly including bills. Then you can assess the rent each year when the bills are due for review.
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            #20
            I don't live there! I wanted to decouple the rent from the bills and as the bills are the same if we have 2 or 4 people and then can go up because of Council tax rises, or Gas/electric/Water rises or even usage its too many variables. Also if I do an all in there is no incentive to be careful with the usage. I am trying to help these tenants but it looks like I will have to pass it on to them. My worry is what if this causes problems but at least I am not then liable.

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