Did you know that the unpaid water bills adds an extra £21 per year to everyone else’s bill and that 80% of water and sewerage debt is due from residential tenants?
Thats all those tenants disappearing at the end of their tenancy leaving unpaid water bills.
To attempt to resolve the problem that water authorities have set up a website for landlords to use to record details of tenants responsible for water charges.
Welsh landlords are required by law to use this website, in England it is voluntary.
However it is a very good idea – if all landlords did this it would reduce the water bills paid by the rest of us. Just make sure that you notify your tenants that you are doing this (your tenancy agreement is the best place to do this).
So if you are a landlord and your tenants pay the water charges – notify the authorities here