Hi all hoping someone can throw light on this Own a property in Brisbane. Have property manager who manages the property. I was paying the water bills not realising the tenant is liable for paying the bills. (Newbie error as this was never discussed with the PM and the PM never mentioned it either) Only queried it when I got a really large bill for the water usage. Spoke to the PM who said to forward the bills to the which I did Tenant refusing to pay earlier bills even though within the 6 month period Must give some credit to PM for chasing up the current bills and some amount has been paid. Water usage is really excessive. PM now says "If we don’t receive the bills in a timely manner, the tenants are not liable for payment. Further, the property is supposed to have a Water Efficient Certificate in order to collect the water on the owner’s behalf. I doubt that this is the case with your property so any funds received from the tenants is a bonus. To give you an example, I am renting a large house at the moment and even though it is a modern house, it is not water efficient so I am not paying water and have not received a water bill since I moved in over 2 years ago. If they tried to send me one now, I would be quite within my rights to refuse to pay. would you like us to get a water certificate and make it water compliant. I think the plumber charges about $150 to do so.." Any comments/feedback really appreciated .