Mislead about a rateable value rented property?
Hi, I rented a property in August 2020 and I asked the management company about meter readings, suppliers and where the energy and water meters were when I moved in. At no point they informed me that apparently the property has no water meter. Two days ago I received a bill from the water company which is 3 times higher than what I would normally pay as a single occupant. My question is - If the water bill is based on an annual fixed cost, not included in the rent, isn´t the landlords responsibility to inform prospective tenants about this extra charge? I´ve just found out about "rateable value", and also when I asked where the water meter was and what the reading was at the time of moving in, shouldn´t they have provided me with this crucial information? Any help will be appreciated. I am seeing legal advice and I have raised the issue with both, the water company and the management company. Many thanks, Beatriz.
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