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What do I do if landlord is overcharging for utilities?

Talladega, AL |

We do have a toilet leak that he has not fixed. he said the bill was $220 dollars. and that I'm responsible for anything over $100 which is fine but we live in a trailer and theres no way we used over 1000 gallons of water. what are the laws about this?

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  1. Ask him to show you the bill. If he doesn't have a bill, he doesn't have a claim. If he attempts to overcharge you and there is no bill to support it, isn't that an attempted theft?

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