I'm hoping there are some real estate savvy people who know how to handle this situation/ know what the next step is..
So i moved into a new place last year. I got the first water bill a couple of months later. Only about a month and a half of the actual usage was mine, the rest was the previous tenants. So i called the property manager who disagreed and tried to tell me the whole bill was mine. I finally got him to see it how it should be and he said he would amend it and send me a correct bill.
Fast forward a few months i get a text message stating i still owe the entire water bill and a follow up email saying that my rent would be put into arrears if i don't pay. So i emailed back explaining that we had a conversation about this last year and i am just waiting on the amended invoice. I got no reply.
I had a property inspection last week so i brought up the issue again and was assured an amended invoice would be on it's way soon.
I decided to drop in to the RE today and pick up a tenant ledger and of course my rent has been put almost $100 in arrears because the property manager seems to think i should have to pay for the previous tenants water usage as well.
We had yet another conversation about it and finally convinced him that the bill is not 100% mine. He went on about if the money has already been receipted and given to the owner there is no getting it back. WTF? i don't care if he can't get that money back but he owes me almost $100! It's not my mistake.
So by the end of that the property manager assured me he will correct it and reverse the invoice.
I will give him a few days and go back in and grab another tenant ledger to see where it's all at. My question is: if he hasn't fixed it, what do i do? At this point my rent is sitting $100 in arrears because of his mistake.