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Can a landlord force me to pay utilities with a money order/cashiers check?

In California. Landlord sent an email saying that they can no longer take checks from my unit and I had to pay via money order/cashier's check. I did bounce a check this month, death in the family and ...
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Adding Previous Tenant's Name to PSEG Bill for School Enrollment

The previous tenant wants me to add her name to my PSEG bill so her daughter can stay in the neighborhood school. It seemed a bit odd to me, any legal red flags I should be aware of?
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Can my landlord charge me a fee not stated in the lease? But told in text/verbally?

This is in Pennsylvania. My landlord told me, before I signed the lease, that there is a 45 dollar laundry fee every month. Ok, fine. I go to sighn the lease, and no where in the lease does it state ...
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Can I get my utilities data for free?

My utilities company only shows the past 3 years of bills on their user portal. I emailed them asking them to send me historical data (bills) from the very beginning of my service. They said they'll ...
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If my roommates use more utilities than me, am I legally allowed to pay less? [closed]

I live with three roommates. My roommates use much more electricity than I do and are constantly wasting energy, which means our utility bill is high. The bill is in the name of one of my roommates, ...
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Are unpaid utilities of the previous tenant required to be paid before service can be started?

Company in question: LADWP Area: Los Angeles/CA Our last roommate refused to pay his share of the electricity bill during a lengthy eviction process by our landlord. The account is only in his name, ...
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What are the possible repercussions of failing to pay, or alternatively register for utility bills?

A common trope among self styled sovereign citizens is that there's effectively no real need to pay for utilities. Because they "can't" shut them off. I can easily imagine some human rights ...
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When would proposed provisions of cancelling no fault evictions possibly come into effect?

See the following article which refers to a white paper. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61817249 Landlords are to be prevented from evicting tenants in England without giving a reason, under proposals ...