About 11 months ago, landlord connected an aerator to his well that serves 8 houses and plugged it into outside wall of my bedroom. I did not discover this for another 3/4 months - i asked landlord what it was and if it used lot of electricity - he said it used only as much as light bulb; unfortunately I believed him until I went on month's vacation and came back to $82. electric while no electric was on except hot water heater.
I turned off all circuit breakers until I found out the aerator is running off my BR circuit so I shut it off. I have kept detailed records of how much electric I use. He also refuses to repair heat/ac that pours water out of vent, rain coming in back door, and stove burner that caught fire twice, so I shut them off.So no heat/stove, I am 62 disabled widow.I really don't have money to sue, but if I try to move, the law says he can keep my furniture and other belongings including computer, clothes, etc... and sell them if I withhold rent. I prefer to move to a safer place, but would have to withhold rent to do so, I'm on fixed income survivors benefits - is not much.