On our apartment complex we have gas heating & hot water supplied from 4 gas tanks located in the communal car park area. These 4 tanks supply apx 2 dozen apartments. The apartments have individual gas meters which are housed in a communal area.
My problem is that for the last few years we have not been getting any regular gas bills as the organiser of the supply keeps saying 'siga siga'. I really dont want to suddenly receive a massive 3 year bill so I asked our Management Committee if they could sort this out. However, the Committee's view is that as we have individual bills, it is not a communal matter and therefore have no responsibility.
As you have individual bills, it's the gas users' responsibility to pay for the gas - and you need to put pressure on the supplier to issue bills.
I have gas central heating and I'm charged on the amount of gas supplied (there's a meter on the tanker.) In your case it may be that you'll need to charge each apartment based on their meter readings.
You also need to consider insurance - gas escape and explosion.
I have not come across this situation before - it's a complex issue. It could be that the MC is responsible for the tanks and pipework, while individuals have to pay for gas usage - the same as water..
It's probably worth spending a bit of money to get a legal opinion on the matter.
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