Do not immediately apply to a court. Try to talk to the tenant owes for utility service. Perhaps he had a difficult situation, and pay it will be able in the near future. Tell him about the failure of the beginning of the heating season, the financial problems of the HOA. If the dialogue failed, send to the debtor a formal written notice by registered letter with the requirement to repay the resulting debt. Specify that otherwise the company is a supplier of energy resources or handling your house company, homeowners will be forced to go to court with the requirement about collecting of debts.
If you notice, the tenant also did not react, gather General meetings of the partnership of housing owners or tenants, together with the management company. Put up for discussion the question of action against the debtor. Be sure to sign the minutes of the meeting. Best of all, if you invite and the perpetrator of the incident. Among the possible decisions of the meeting can be as appeal to the court, and off of the debtor from sources of electricity, gas and water. A copy of the report also point to the debtor.
If this does not impact on the debtor, apply to the court on behalf of the Chairman of HOA management company or vendor of public resources to the population. The application should be addressed to the magistrate. If the world court will take into consideration your application and will begin the judicial process, be sure to attend all sessions of court, prepare the documents confirming the fact of debt, amount of debt. Ask your neighbors to give evidence that the debtor ever-present lives in this housing. Wait for the court decision. Remember, according to the court, the debtor may collect the debt and to evict him from the apartment.
If the debt was formed due to the extended absence of the tenant at the place of residence, to recover the full amount of the debt through the courts is unlikely to succeed. The court will take into account that the debtor did not live in this apartment, and will require the recalculation of utility bills.