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TDsngumbo
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
49,000 gallons of water didn’t just disappear. It had to go somewhere. I’m with the other poster - I wonder if a neighbor used their hose to fill up a pool or something. That happened to a neighbor of mine once. Their crazy arse neighbor used two of her next door neighbors’ hoses to fill up a pool while they were at work.

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LSUFanHouston
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
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I wonder if a neighbor used their hose to fill up a pool or something. That happened to a neighbor of mine once. Their crazy arse neighbor used two of her next door neighbors’ hoses to fill up a pool while they were at work


I could see that once. But the OP posted that the second billing cycle is even worse than the first.


TDsngumbo
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
I didn’t catch that!


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Hermit Crab
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
some places don’t read the meter each time and when they finally come out there for a real read will be a catch up. Doubt they would have gone two years without actually reading it, but could be a lazy meter reader.



baldona
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
Update OP? I'm assuming you talked to them at business open on Monday.


rpg37
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
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Update OP? I'm assuming you talked to them at business open on Monday.


Since we started examining the details, my tenant went to water company Monday and they assured the bill was correct. They sent out a technician and he confirmed there is NO LEAK. Said that that much water had indeed been used. They will be sending out a different guy to measure the meter itself to see if it is operating properly. In the past seven days, it has gone up less than 200 gallons...water company suggested, as some here have pointed out, that maybe a neighbor, or a work crew (building a house right across) may have sneaked in and been a culprit of water theft. Recommended placing a cover on the outside faucets.

ETA: If this is the case, what would y'all recommend from me as the landlord? Cut him some slack or it's all on him to pay up?
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castorinho
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
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ETA: If this is the case, what would y'all recommend from me as the landlord? Cut him some slack or it's all on him to pay up?


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My first home which turned into a rental four years ago has been a great investment for me. Same tenant for all the years, the house is nicer now than before he moved in, and the only thing I have had to do is fix a toilet. Best luck a landlord can have in a csh-flowing property.


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MrJimBeam
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
Considering he’s been an ideal tenant for four years, most definitely cut him some slack. You should be happy to have such a great tenant. Take care of your people and they will take care of you.


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Dandy Lion
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re: Obvious mistake or possibility? - Landlording
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Anyone ever seen this before?

Yes. It normalized itself later (subsequent bill or bills were abnormally low).

Now, I don't know if this is because I inquired, or not.


#Fish.
#Denmark.



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