Landlord rented both units in a duplex. Lease states that tenant is responsible for all utilities. Water bills continued to be sent to landlord's address. 4 years go by with no bill or invoice to tenant. Landlord, through a telephone conversation, states he is purposely not billing tenant due to economy. Today, landlord is demanding $1500.00 for last 4 years water bill. Both units have their own meters. The landlord has not provided copies of utility bill, but rather a nondescript spreadsheet he obviously created.
Does the tenant have the right to view the actual utility bill?
Is what the landlord is doing legal?