When you live with other people, you will want to have a plan that will make paying your bills effortless, tod help avoid late fees, cancellation of services, or other conflicts that could potentially arise.
Each Person or Roommate is assigned to a bill. Put this in writing and split up who will have what bill put in their name.
They will be in charge of turning on, cancelling service, and paying the bill.
Set up a meeting date on a monthly basis when you will meet with your roommate/roommates to show bills, exchange money, discuss fees, etc.
If you are in-charge of a bill and there are overages, it is your duty to give your roommates extra notice if there are extra charges on the bill. Don’t just expect them to fork up unexpected money on the due date without notice; this way you are not stuck with the overage.
Use a group site or bill pay service if available to keep track of who has paid what bill. There are sites on the internet like www.billmonk.com, or www.paydivvy.com, that can be useful tools for you.
Make paying your bill a fun event, so it is not an extra expense by having food, or watching a game, etc, it will avoid conflict in the long run.
These tips should help make communicating with your roommate(s) a little easier when it is time to pay your bills!