I was renting a property for close to 3 years. Just after 2 years at the property, we had problems with the water reticulation. After several phone calls to landlord and several people they couldn’t find a fault. I received a water account from the landlord for $1000. I immediately contacted them and did testing with the reticulation to eventually find a leak underground. The landlord were insisting I pay this account. I paid $250 off the account and realised it was their responsibility under property law. We vacated the property 6 weeks ago, did everything requested by landlord in order to get our bond of $2860 released. Last week I received an account for water use going back 2 years ago for $395. What i don’t understand is why wasn’t this outstanding amount charged earlier and also am concerned that it was an estimate outstanding from the water reticulation problem. I paid all accounts outstanding as i received them, and don’t believe I should have to pay this account. I would really appreciate any help with this matter. I contacted the WA Department of Commerce and they have advised me to file an F6 form in the court. I am reluctant to do this as you have to represent yourself and am not confident in doing so. If I have to I will, but would prefer to settle out of court if possible.