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Hydro Issues with Landlord 

fleminer
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Posted On: 12/4/2014
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About 2 months ago, my boyfriends and I moved into a new apartment. When we received our application for the building, it included a service form for the hydro company, which I filled out and included with the application.

Now, we have yet to receive a bill. We called yesterday to the hydro company and they stated that the hydro in our apartment was still in the landlord's name. We emailed the landlord and she sent back a form we 'received' stating that we were to sign up for hydro ourselves? We never received such a form. And if this was the case, why did I fill out the service form? She even commented on the form when she went through the application with us, as I had only put my name on it instead of it being a joint account.

I'm worried she is going to come back to us to pay this hydro. I immediately put the hydro in our name when we realized this error.

Is this something we will have to pay?

Thanks - Erin
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Posted On: 12/9/2014
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Hello Erin,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about an unexpected cost.

It is best if you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some assistance and clarification regarding what your rights and obligations are in this type of situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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