Northumbrian Water Dispute
I am a landlord.
My two flats had no tenants and Northumbrian Water is pursuing me through the small claims procedure for water charges during this period.
My argument is that as no water services were used during this period there should be no charge. I told Northumbrian water that as a tradesman was doing some work in the property my understanding is that water should be available by law for health and safety reasons; though I understand from the tradesman that no water services were used in the property during the vacant period.