Where a separate water meter and account is available, the tenant pays for water usage. The landlords’ account is charged with the total water bill we then invoice the tenant for their exact usage.
When a tenant is 21 days in arrears we can apply to the tenancy tribunal for an eviction. Obtaining an eviction order can take 2-3 weeks following an application.
The Residential Tenancies Act does not permit a landlord to require more than two weeks rent in advance. However, tenants can 'offer' to pay more, say calendar monthly.