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Landlords, water companies resolve longstanding conflict (access required)

When tenant skipped town, landlord was stuck with bill

When a residential tenant skips town, the landlord usually can kiss goodbye the unpaid rent. But Virginia landlords had long objected to also covering the tenant’s unpaid utility bills. Public water companies could put a lien on a landlord’s property for a tenant’s unpaid bills. Landlords protested they should not be stuck for their tenant’s water ...

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