Please bear in mind as I have no vested interest in
saying whether he is liable for these bills or not. I can only give you an
answer based upon the fact that you present
general rule is that you don't have to pay the bills of a property that you do
not occupy (apart from a share towards the standing charge or fixed bills such
as rates) provided the property is not occupied.
this one is occupied by the three of you.
certainly liable for the mortgage. I do not believe that he is liable for any
of the other costs except for perhaps, rates. You mention rent which confuses
me because you tell me that you own the building and you refer to a mortgage.
signed an agreement for the photocopier and he is liable for 25% of the cost of
the equipment but not the servicing or copy charge.
has no benefit from the heat, light, or waste removal. He gets no benefit from
the cleaning because he cannot be responsible for any mess and even his
individual office will not deteriorate if the door is closed. In my opinion, he
is liable for the rates in respect of his office.
summarise, I think he is responsible for a small proportion of the costs but
appreciate that this is not the answer you wanted to hear but there is no point
in me mislead you.
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