If the tenant is responsible for the payment of this business, the lessor distributes the costs of the utility company used by all the tenants and, in the common areas, between the different tenants. If you are concerned about the quality of your water, you should talk to a state-controlled laboratory and have it tested. You can have your home water tested through your local county extension office, which you can find on the University of Georgia Extension Contact Your County Office page. Do you need to report a water problem? Click here to access our 24/7 hotline. Also look at the quality of your home water: Odors in Your Water Article from the University of Georgia Extension to try to determine the cause of the smell. If you find out that the smell is coming from the water pipe, call your water supplier, especially if your neighbours have the same problem. The following water and wastewater taxes are in effect From January 2019 to December 2020: Single-family homes (per 1,000 gallons) You should ask if the services are paid for by the owner or by you. If you pay for the services, you should research the fees and budget before signing a rental agreement. Each lease should determine who is responsible for paying for services such as water, electricity, waste, natural gas, telephone, Internet service and cable television. Thank you for being a valued customer of the Water Resources Department (DWR).
Their support ensures quality water for the community and has made Gwinnett County a leading company in the water industry. Owners who receive electricity services from a regulated electricity supplier of the Utilities Commission (e.g. Georgia Power or Savannah Electric Power) have specific rules that require the company to communicate a written message to tenants at least 5 days prior to separation. The notification must be communicated personally to at least one adult in each unit or, obviously, published on the premises if no personal services can be provided. In this situation, tenants may want to organize themselves to pay the bill. The electricity supplier is required to accept payments from tenants for the portion of the outstanding amounts and to issue receipts to tenants who declare that these payments are credited to the landlord`s account. If you are seriously ill or if your resignation is expected during a period of extreme heat or cold, you may be able to postpone the separation by calling the company and providing supporting documentation. If your water is not provided by an urban or regional drinking water system, chances are you have a septic tank.
Properly installed and maintained septic tanks generally work well for many years. Before renting, ask the previous tenant or landlord when the septic tank was last emptied and if it has recently been repaired. Anyone who cleans or removes the contents of the septic tanks must have a renewed authorization each year. You should check for the following signs that the septic tank may have a problem: evil odors in the house or yard, damp or spongy places in the yard and the slow emptying of toilets or sinks. The Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Georgia has more information about septic tanks on its A Beginner`s Guide to Septic Systems page. The party who has summoned a witness must pay a witness who lives in a county the return trip from his home to the courthouse of $0.22 per mile. Cash, instructions, certified cheques or cash cheques must be attached to the assignment. See section on subpoenas. The most fundamental right that landlords have is the right to obtain the agreed rent from their tenant. Obviously, renting apartments is like landlords make a living, so they have the right to collect the rent that the tenant has agreed to pay.