Landlord not sticking to contract

Question ID: 26547

salaam mufti.

If you enter into an agreement with a landlord,where they are well aware of the occupants and grant you the flat based on full knowledge of the inhibitants, and issue a split bill for water consumption (ie. 4 tenants and the bill is split evenly) and suddenly the final bill is doubled(because the occupants has moved out) with the reason “due to number of occupants” in other words the landlord has doubled the bill and his reason is the number of occupants in the flat.
Is this the right of the landlord or is this a breach of contract,since this was never stipulated initially and the tenant is now surprised by this unforseen expense. Is the landlord justified in demanding this payment or should he stick to the orignal method of payment since No prior arrangements were made for a diffrent method of payment.
He is now demanding a huge amount of money for the water bill and the tenant feels this is wrong on his part to do so (he has doubled the bill)

. salaamualaykum

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Asked on May 24, 2013 8:03 am
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It is breach of contract. The landlord must draw up a new contract which the tenants can either accept or reject.

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