Yes it is leanable. As an investor that has section 8 tenants, this is my advice to you. Leave the water in your name and let the bill come to you. You can then give a copy to the tenets to pay- or you can give them a copy and ask them to include it in the rent. You have to know what is going on with this bill at all times because you do not want to invite a lean situation
Kem Bailey Smith
Keller Williams Main Line Realty
I would take a look at the current lease with an experienced real estate attorney to review your legal & local options. You'll also need to pay careful attention to local regulations if any in regards to having tennants pay their share of the water bill. Depending on the property you'll need to review the laws & regulations. These can include low flow water appliances (shower heads, toilets, faucets etc.) , having a plumber certiify that the appliances are working properly and file the documents with the local town/city. Typically there is some additonal rules regarding landlord servicing, fixing and billing restrictions that need to be considered before going down this route. It can be tough for multi-family properties that don't have separate meters for each unit, another issue to consider.