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I went to small claims court yesterday, and lost, against united utilities water. In the judges summing up he stated he had to make his decision with what the law said, be it unfair or not. The water authorities are the only organisation in the uk who can force landlords to pay water charges if the tenants dont pay, as it's part of their terms and conditions.

Even when pointed out to the judge, and agreed by the judge, they have a monopoly and we have no choice but to have water from them, he could not make any other decision, and commented that it was a job for the government to change, not a district judge.

Has anyone else suffered similar, and possibly found a loop hole in the law? I would be interested to hear of any similar circumstances, and if the RLA have ever taken up this issue

06/10/2010 00:00

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