I think the fair thing would be to split the fee. It's your bank account which has caused the problem (by being frozen) but, and this is on the assumption you told him the money would be late, it wasn't your negligence it was just unfortunate circumstances. He does have some responsibility himself to ensure that he has adequate funds in his account for things like this. It's really not uncommon for people to be a bit late paying stuff and while I'm not saying it's okay, had he thought about it someone else could have transferred him a bit of cash until you could pay them back.
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- 13-01-2017 12:30
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- 13-01-2017 14:11
Whilst he is a bit stupid for running such a low account, if the actual reason the charge was incurred was due to the late payment then thats down to the late payer. He would have to prove it though.
£14 sounds about right if it includeds line rental. It could include other stuff as well such as TV.
legally it's his responsibility and he's stupid for making it so, but morally it was your late payment that caused the issue.
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- 13-01-2017 14:46
I'll just repeat the bit that applies regardless of quantity:
As for the £14 being expensive - when I was looking recently (for my area) most, if not all broadband packages were £20-30 ish. If OP is splitting the bill with housemates I would've thought it'd go down to £5/£10 each
2. Legal obligation to pay for the charge is hers if t was agreed she paid by a certain date and she missed that date. It isnt just moral. Notwithstanding need to prove, it being a small amount and morally he put himself in such a vulnerable position.
It isnt clear what the broadband was for i.e what bandwidth, what period, what was included in the package. It could be per quarter, have line rental and additional TV.
£30 a month= £90 a quarter split six ways = £15.
It would be obvious from the bill and the OP isnt disputing it, nor have any queries been mentioned by other housemates. You would have to compare like with like. A biew of the bill would probide a simple explanation.
- 13-01-2017 15:25
Before even considering paying him anything, you should get hard proof that the late payment of £14 is exclusively the cause of the late/overdraft fees.
e.g. you'll need to see an original copy of his bank statement, asking him to account for income and expenditure and explaining how the balance was managed on a day-to-day basis.
That's what he'll have to produce if this were ever to go to court.... which it never would.