I am purchasing a mobile home that is located on a rental property. all of my money is tied up in purchasing this home and repairing it, so in a matter of speaking, I am currently trapped here. My land lord is aware of this and uses it to his advantage to occasionally spike the rent. In the past year or so the readings on the rent bill have been inconsistent with the readings from the previous month, for instance, from april to may our electric reading was 90492 to 90970, the reading for may to june was 90492 to 91585, and i was charged accordingly. The meter doesn't run backwards. And when I brought this discrepancy up to him, he told me I didn't know what I was talking about, and now only sends the rent total via text message. I'm pretty sure he is committing fraud, what should I do?
Contact the utility company to get an accurate reading. Take your lease agreement to a landlord/tenant lawyer in your area to discuss your options.
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