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Water Bill

Ah bollox,

I have just received a request for full & final payment of an outstanding water bill from a company called Roxburghe Debt Collectors. I had seven days to reply but have been away what with it being Easter & all, so that's passed by.

Anyway, here's the problem.

1) I have never received a water bill or any other communication from Northumbria Water at any time in the last two years.
2) I am sure, though I have nothing to prove it, that my landlord said that the water bill was included in my rent. Unfortunately, consulting my tenancy agreement, it states that water costs are my responsibility. However, could it be possible that water rates are part of the ground rent.

So first thing tomorrow I will call Northumbria water to find out what the score is, but does anyone have any advice for me before then.
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  • poppy10_2
    poppy10_2 Posts: 6,567
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    edited 16 April 2009 at 12:10AM
    Don't call them. Make all communication in writing, but don't sign the letters. Do not acknowledge the debt. Ask them to provide full written details of the debt they allege you owe.

    Post on the DFW board for more information about this shower.
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