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Clogged Pipe

Discussion in 'Living in, Use of the Premises' started by LuckyN, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. LuckyN

    LuckyN Law Topic Starter New Member

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    My tenant dumps grease from frying bacon and other meat products in the kitchen sink, which is hardened over time and clogs the pipe. In the past, I sent a plumber over to unclog it and he told me that it was grease that caused the problem. I paid for the service and told my tenant to put the left over grease in the garbage, not in the sink; and they would have to pay for the service if the same problem occurs in the future.

    Now the pipe is clogged again. I will call a plumber but can I make the tenant pay if the reason for the clogging is grease? My rental agreement does not indicate clearly about this problem but there is a general provision requiring the tenants to care for the premises. Thank you.
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    If its not in the lease, I wouldn't try to collect it.
    Your other option is to evict the tenants, or sue them in small claims.

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