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Multi unit building – plumbing leak, charging tenants

“I live in a row house with one unit on the first and second floors and another unit in the basement. I share the top unit with two female craigslist roommates. A single male has lived in the basement for at least 6 months. A week ago, the basement unit flooded, and the plumbing company indicated it was due to the rains. They “fixed” it, but it seems to have flooded again a few days later. The plumber snaked the pipes and found tampons, which I thought everyone knew could not be flushed, especially in an old row house with ancient plumbing. Our property management company now wants to send us the bill for the second clean up and emergency call. One roommate and I don’t even use tampons, and the caveat is that the third just moved out a couple days ago, and she is not responding to our emails.

My question is the following: can the property management company bill us for an issue in shared pipes, because the basement tenant is a single male? I’ve lived in this house for 2 years without plumbing issues, and it’s suspicious that this incident is so closely following the rain-induced incident.”

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