Did you know... March 20, 2017


There are limitations on a landlord’s responsibility for utility bills not paid by a tenant.  If a municipality (for example, Seattle City Light or Tacoma PUD) fails to notify the owner that a tenant has not paid a utility bill, the municipality cannot place a lien on the property nor may it collect delinquent charges for electric light or power services from the owner, if the owner provided a request for the notification.  The owner is required to notify the municipality within 14 days of a change in tenancy, either a change in tenants or a vacancy.

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