I had an electric bill that spiked up several hundred dollars in one month. It turns out that the cause was that the A/C unit was failing and finally stopped working. The repairman said the part in the A/C that failed would have been the cause of the spike. Once the part was replaced, my bill went back to normal.
I rent my home and am wanting the owner to take some responsibility for helping to pay the bill. I offered to pay $200 of the bill, which is about $100 more than what it normally is, and I want the owner to pay the rest or deduct from our rent. The management company is not willing to assist nor is the owner.
The A/C company was not chosen by us, nor was the type of A/C installed. Even though it was only a few weeks old, the A/C company was also not willing to offer any compensation and said there was no warranty.
We take good care of the home and have never been late on any rent payments. We have had to have many items in the home fixed due to the management company not fixing items after the previous tenants were evicted.
Am I right to demand the owner compensate us by paying part of the bill or reducing rent?