I have been a tenant for the past 6 months, and am responsibile for paying for utilities myself and have them setup under my own name. I chose not to sign up for garbage service, as it is cheaper to take it to the dump myself.
I was just contacted by the property management company informing me I owe 6 months past due balance on trash service, in which the account is not in my name nor did I want this service. Obviously I want to dispute this... in my lease the utilities clause is as follows:
Utilities. Lessee shall be responsible for arranging for and paying for all utility services required on the premises, except that None shall be provided by Lessor.
There was no mention of garbage being a required utility, nor is it required in my county.
Looking to see what my options are here and if I infact do have to pay this past balance