If you have a legally binding contract with a landlord that states you will pay the water bill and they pay it before it is due is that considered a breach of contract?

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If you have a legally binding contract with a landlord that states you will pay the water bill and they pay it before it is due is that considered a breach of contract?

My landlord paid the water bill before it was due so I am wondering if this is a breach of contract and if so is this contract still binding?

Asked on January 28, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Ohio

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

I am sensing that you may want to get out of a contract here. If the obligation to pay the bill under the contract is yours and another voluntarily assumes that obligation, why is this a problem? Is it because your budget is for you to pay it later and they want it paid to them now?  A breach is technically a failure to perform an obligation under the contract.  More information is needed here to guide you. Good luck.


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