Debt and Bankruptcy
Credit and Debit Cards
Debt Collection

Are utility bills unsecured debts?

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2008-12-09 11:52:24

== == Yes, utility bills are classed as unsecured debts but if you are struggling with debts then it is important that you class these as a priority debt.

If you find that you are in arrears with your suppliers then it is important that you seek debt help and advice as soon as possible. If you do not pay your bills, your supply can be cut off, in this way they are more important to pay that other form of unsecured debts, such as credit cards or store cards.

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still have questions?

Related Questions

Are children of a deceased mother responsible for her utility bills?

The estate has the responsibility to settle all debts, including utility bills, not the heirs. Once that is done, the remainder can be distributed.

What bills does bankruptcy cover?

Bankruptcy cover credit card bills. Bankruptcy can also cover outstanding debts from doctors, utility bills, and bank loans, as well.

Can utility companies require spouse pay outstanding bill if spouse is deceased?

Yes, if the spouse is living in the home or benefited from the utility use. The assets of the estate have to be used to clear all debts before anything can be distributed. That includes utility bills and credit card debts.

What is the difference between secured and unsecured priority or nonpriority claims in bankruptcy?

Secured debts take priority over unsecured debts in a bankruptcy proceeding.

What is the difference between unsecured priority and unsecured non-priority?

Examples of unsecured priority debts are, child and/or spousal support, delinquent taxes, rent and utility arrears, any fines or restitution(s) that have been ordered by the court. Unsecured non-priority are, store cards, unsecured personal loans (unless held by a bank where the person has accounts), credit cards, and so forth.

Is Medical bills secured or unsecured debt?

Medical bills are unsecured debt. Regards, Adam Luehrs KL Financial Services

What is the difference between unsecured priority and unsecured non priority?

priority debts must be pais IN FULL, non-priority does not.

What Types of Debts Qualify for Consolidation?

Many different types of debts qualify for consolidation, including credit card debt, store card debt, personal loan debt, utility bills, and so forth.

What is the Arkansas statute of limitation on utility bills?

Utility bills are considered an open account. In Arkansas the statute of limitations on utility bills is 3 years from last date of delinquency.

Can you bankrupt water bills?

Yes, in most cases past-due utility bills are like any other unsecured debt, and may be discharged in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Although there are some exceptions, the automatic stay will generally prevent the utility company from disconnecting your service, and can even force reconnection of service that has been disconnected for non-payment.

Are adult children responsible for their deceased parent's unpaid nursing home bills?

No. Not unless they agreed in writing to be responsible for those bills. A parent's estate is responsible for paying their debts whether those debts are for a nursing home, credit cards or utility bills. Their property cannot be distributed until the debts are paid. If there are not enough assets in the estate the creditors are out of luck. The exception is mortgages. If the mortgage isn't paid the bank will take possession of the property by foreclosure.

Are you responsible for your dead fathers water bill?

The estate is responsible for paying the debts, including the utility bills of the deceased. If a child has co-signed any paperwork regarding medical procedures, they may be held liable. If you hope to inherit the home, you may want to pay the bills to avoid the house being sold to pay the debts.

True or false In a bankruptcy the priority debt the debts that the court feels should be paid first are paid then the unsecured debts are added up?


Where you can pay your utility bills?

At the utility company supplying power and water to your home.

What are the risks involved with having unsecured debts?

Unsecured debts are like making promises to each other about paying the debt, bu there is no written guarantee that it will be paid on the due date or the deadline. It is all about trusting the person who got the debt that they will pay their debt afterwards.

Deceased parents left debts but left no estate are you as daughter with power of atty responsible?

Your power of attorney was extinguished when your last parent died. Unless you were a co-signer on their debts, ordered goods or services for them or benefitted from the amounts due (utility bills if you lived with them, for example) their estates are responsible for their debts. If there is no estate the creditors are out of luck.

Does electricity bills come with rent?

Not usually - Utility bills are the responsibility of the tenant.

What happens to unsecured debts when a chapter 13 bankruptcy is dismissed?

The debts are still valid and creditors can continue with collection procedures including, in most cases, a lawsuit.

How do you explain utility bills?

ghgj ghgj

What should utility bills be classified as?

An expense

What type of bankruptcy do you file for unsecured debt and a car loan?

There are different types of Bankruptcy. Chapter 7 is for the debtor which has debts like medical bills,car loans etc. But if you want to pay back your debts then you can file Chapter 11 and 13 which has a payment plan. You can pay your debts through payment planning. Try to search more information about bankruptcy and ask a legal advice.

help with paying utility bills?

need financial help to pay utitity bills

hi i wanted to download the free chapter 7 form which pertains to listing all my secured debts and unsecured debts. which form is this. there are so many and im confused. is there a link you could send me thanks?

I'm not sure if you can file all this on one form. The list of unsecured debts can be listed on the following form:

Does the salvation army assist with utility bills?


How does bt billing work for utility bills?

BT Billing works for utility bills by paying for all your electrical together. This includes your a/c, water, and everything else.