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Utilities in Another Name (by CJS [OH]) Apr 9, 2019 7:32 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Mike [TX]) Apr 9, 2019 7:37 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by plenty [MO]) Apr 9, 2019 7:59 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by S i d [MO]) Apr 9, 2019 8:04 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 9, 2019 8:57 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Jan [MO]) Apr 9, 2019 9:29 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Vee [OH]) Apr 9, 2019 9:58 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by OPM [OR]) Apr 9, 2019 10:00 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Richard [MI]) Apr 9, 2019 10:07 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 9, 2019 10:13 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by CJS [OH]) Apr 9, 2019 10:21 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Jan [MO]) Apr 9, 2019 10:36 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by LindaJ [NY]) Apr 9, 2019 11:09 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by plenty [MO]) Apr 9, 2019 11:35 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Still Learning [NH]) Apr 9, 2019 3:39 PM
       Utilities in Another Name (by JKJ [MA]) Apr 9, 2019 5:17 PM
       Utilities in Another Name (by JKJ [MA]) Apr 9, 2019 5:19 PM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Apr 9, 2019 5:37 PM
       Utilities in Another Name (by small potatoes [NY]) Apr 9, 2019 7:56 PM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Txlord [TX]) Apr 9, 2019 9:47 PM
       Utilities in Another Name (by CGB [MI]) Apr 10, 2019 5:12 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Robin [WI]) Apr 10, 2019 5:38 AM
       Utilities in Another Name (by Pmh [TX]) Apr 10, 2019 3:01 PM
       Utilities in Another Name (by melinda [MD]) Apr 10, 2019 3:33 PM

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Utilities in Another Name (by CJS [OH]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 7:32 AM
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Ok, if you did not recognize my initials, I am the Landlord from OH whose mother-in-law is going to move into our 2-bedroom home. I just found out that she is using her sister's name on the electric bill, but she is using her name on the gas bill. I am not sure, but I am thinking that she cannot get electricity in her name because of unpaid electric bills in the past. Issues are staring already--I have never run into this situation before, so I need some advice on how to proceed with this. THANKS AGAIN MY PEEPS :) --72.240.xxx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by Mike [TX]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 7:37 AM
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I canít wait for your next post to say she thinks she shouldnít pay rent. --73.166.xxx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 7:59 AM
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we feel for your situation. I would stay out of it,,, he has to deal with it,,, you can only support him. Right now it's beginning as a triangle ,,, not a good idea. Keep the updates coming, this is just the beginning. --173.127.xxx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 8:04 AM
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"I need some advice on how to proceed with this"

Reverse course of action. Do NOT rent to her. I thought that was clear in our previous posts.... *shrugs

She is a peck of troubles waiting to happen. She doesn't pay her bills. She lies to people to get services. She has stolen your sister's identity.

What else can we say except it is 100% insanity to rent to her and expect a positive outcome?

Mike[TX], Leave some room on the couch,...I'll bring the bowl of pop corn. --173.20.xxx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 8:57 AM
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So, your decision is to disregard all the previous advice to turn the whole problem over to your husband and you stay out of it?

Well most of the advice was "do not do it". But that obviously isn't going to work for you.

There isn't much that can be done to help you. She is going to be a great big unfixable problem for you. Sorry about that. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by Jan [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 9:29 AM
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Actually, you don't need advice. Because you've gotten it, lots of it, and you haven't taken it. And it was all good.

Your original post said your husband had decided to rent to his mother. Sounds to me like you have a marriage problem. If your husband unilaterally announced "I'm renting to my mother" without consulting or considering you, I think you have a lot bigger problem than just having your MIL as a tenant. Trying to stay out of it altogether isn't going to work, either. The entire situation will grow and fester, and increasingly impact your marriage. Sounds to me as though the root of the problem isn't your MIL, it's your husband. --144.191.xxx.x




Utilities in Another Name (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 9:58 AM
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I have just got a delivery of flavored popcorn from the grandkids school, this is sounding like the overflowing box of drama creaking like a busted boat, I have life jackets for rent. Listen to Nancy Reagan famous words.

--107.218.xx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by OPM [OR]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 10:00 AM
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Also bear in mind, if she does not pay, many utilities simply lean the house for the amount owed, so check first --162.247.xx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 10:07 AM
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I'll agree with above posters 150 percent. This has all the ingredients for a disaster.

Like being on the Titanic. --66.188.xx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 10:13 AM
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Years ago I tried to get my first larger commercial property utilities put into my name after my purchase. The Water And Power Company wanted a SIX MONTH DEPOSIT. They said I have "NO Credit With Them On Record". This wasn't the case. I had current accounts with never a late payment. But since I had "smaller" properties, the City Owned Utility played games with me.

So in the case of your applicant, I would ask them the reason why utilities are in different names.

It may be that her and her sister once lived together and the each put one utility in each name. --47.156.xx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by CJS [OH]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 10:21 AM
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Yes, I agree whole heartedly, it was good advice given by all. I am giving the reins over to my husband as of today 04/09/2019. He is in agreement with me. My husband is not the most business-savvy guy, but he can fix any maintenance issue in a heartbeat. No more comments from me till she moves out and then I can look back and let everyone know what happens when a husband lets his mother move into a rental unit--or I could be married to someone else at that time. --72.240.xxx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by Jan [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 10:36 AM
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Do you own the property with your husband? Perhaps he can buy you out and own the property in his name only. That way, if there's a lien against it, it's not your problem. ditto if MIL trashes it, sets it on fire, etc. --144.191.xxx.x




Utilities in Another Name (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 11:09 AM
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So why is it in sisters name?? Did you ask her? Does sister know? maybe they had some agreement? Maybe she had a brain hiccup and said sisters name when asked at sign up.

It doesn't sound good that she did it, but maybe there is a reason. Since you are not sure then don't jump to conclusions. Is this really an issue, or are you making one out of it. Maybe it is best if you let your husband handle it. --108.4.xxx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 11:35 AM
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Good plan. Still come here with updates as curiously we want to know. --99.203.xx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 3:39 PM
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Good choice handing it over if you want your marriage to work. No good will come from a husband having to choose between his wife or mother. Hopefully itís returned in reasonable shape and you are still happily married. If not, see if a lawyer will do a 2 for 1 divorce/eviction. --24.61.xxx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 5:17 PM
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As I said Iím your other post, have her SSI deposited into your account and take out the rent and utilities and then give her the rest. --71.248.xxx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 5:19 PM
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ďInĒ your other post not Iím --71.248.xxx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 5:37 PM
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Unpaid utilities and unpaid rent tend to go hand in hand together where more then likely a thorough credit check was not done where there should have second thoughts about where things can go downhill. Had a couple holed up in mothers basement where he said his girl friend was not going to fill out a rental application. Guess they are going to holed in mothers basement for a very long time as most rental housing providers will stay clear. Sounds like a Western head them up at the pass. --147.194.xxx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 7:56 PM
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Did your husband excuse away the utilities red flag? --24.194.xx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by Txlord [TX]) Posted on: Apr 9, 2019 9:47 PM
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May be life has been hard for the mom, not sure how long and reason for being single.. Work with her..

Why would you think it will destroy your marriage...

--72.180.xx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by CGB [MI]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2019 5:12 AM
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You are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The best option for you is not to rent it to her. When dealing with personal relationships in a business, you have to decide what is more important, the relationship or the business, as when things go bad, one will take a hit. It sound like the decision has been already been made unilaterally by your husband. So what do you value most, the relationship with your husband or the business. Notice I did not even mention the relationship with your mother in law. My advice would be to state your objections to your husband once and if he still rents to his mother then be prepared financially not to have income from the property. Then get out of it and never mention it again to your husband. --67.149.xxx.xx




Utilities in Another Name (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2019 5:38 AM
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I wonder what will happen when the water bill goes up over $3000 and gets put on your taxes?

Have you considered printing out this and the previous thread for your husband to read? --204.210.xxx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2019 3:01 PM
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I put utilities in my name for my daughter & then my son for their first rentals so they did not have to pay huge new account / no history deposits. they paid the bills. after one year the utility cos allowed trfr to their names since no late pays. --70.119.xxx.xxx




Utilities in Another Name (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Apr 10, 2019 3:33 PM
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This is not unusual. We have had tenants put the utilities in their kids name because they owe the electric company money and cant or wont pay the company. --24.233.xxx.xx



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