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From the Forum – Plumbing charges from landlord

by Prince Of Petworth March 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm 30 Comments

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Plumbing charges from landlord:

“I live in a small apartment building in the district. I recently got a bill from the company that manages our building for over $150 — for cleaning a drain, somewhere in the building. According to the letter, there was a hair clog in the drain and all tenants are being charged, because “hair is actually not meant to go down drains,” according to a note I got from the management company. So the charge to unclog it is being divided among us, the tenants.

The lease says the landlord is responsible for routine maintenance. They insist that hair is not routine. I don’t think we should have to pay this. They are sending repeat notices, demanding payment. I would appreciate any guidance.”

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