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Old 12-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #11
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I'm sure the advice was "Find another way to heat yourself" which we've already done. :P
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:01 PM   #12
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So, who's been physically receiving the bill? You and your wife? The neighbor?
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:03 PM   #13
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So, who's been physically receiving the bill?
The landlord.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:06 PM   #14
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Get the lawyer, you wont have to pay this. The landlord is ignorant of the law.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:06 PM   #15
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Why was he expecting that you'd be paying it, if you weren't receiving it? That just doesn't make any sense... why wasn't he going to you and saying "Hey, you owe me $135 for the gas bill!"
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:15 PM   #16
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Why was he expecting that you'd be paying it, if you weren't receiving it?
Because our generic lease stipulates that we are responcible for all utilities and it specifically mentioned gas. However, the SAME clause also stipulates that the utilities must be transfered into our names. The latter was impossible (since we'd be obligated to pay my neighbor's bill too, so the gas company wouldn't allow it) and I'm not sure if it technically negates the former responcibility clause. Her claim is essentially "you guys used X amount of gas and are contractually responcible for this utility, so you each owe me half". I'm not sure if she can LEGALLY charge us for a usage-based utility if she can't determine that either of us used a given amount? Would the fact that I can't control the gas mean I'm absolved from paying for it...

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That just doesn't make any sense... why wasn't he going to you and saying "Hey, you owe me $135 for the gas bill!"
That's a DAMN good question. But I have a better one: Why didn't the landlord realize we "owed" $1,300 BEFORE calling the technician?
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:26 PM   #17
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check zoning for the house you are renting. i am betting the landlord may get into a huge amount of trouble if they have turned a single family home into 2 efficiencies w/o proper zoning. this may be your out allowing you to receive your deposit.

 
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:27 PM   #18
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I'm sure the advice was "Find another way to heat yourself" which we've already done. :P
Yes, joking. Thank goodness Kevin is in possession of that increasingly rare common sense. I need to remember to put a or some other internet standard indicator that I am joking. Either that or create a signature containing the appropriate boiler plate to disclaim any liability for the actions of anyone believing anything I say.

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Old 12-06-2007, 07:29 PM   #19
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check zoning for the house you are renting. i am betting the landlord may get into a huge amount of trouble if they have turned a single family home into 2 efficiencies w/o proper zoning. this may be your out allowing you to receive your deposit.
yeah, man...nothing like some good old fashioned blackmail! I'm thinking the same thing, she might be running afoul of zoning laws if there's only one technical address there.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:31 PM   #20
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Yes, joking. Thank goodness Kevin is in possession of that increasingly rare common sense. I need to remember to put a or some other internet standard indicator that I am joking. Either that or create a signature containing the appropriate boiler plate to disclaim any liability for the actions of anyone believing anything I say.

Good luck.
Yeah, usually smilies like work well, or even . Or HBT standards dictate the use of medium turquoise colored text for sarcasm, as the internerd is notoriously bad at conveying levels of sarcasm.
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