What to do if my light bill has jumped from $180 to $600 plus?

The light and water department said that it was an old unit in the house. I’ve been complaining for 3 months. It is only 2 people living in this residence. I’ve been calling the maintenance people and no one has come to look at the central unit. I have been charged and extra 10 or rent per month. The landlord will not give me a time of day to talk with her on the phone and when I go to the office, I am being avoided.

Asked on August 1, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Mississippi


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your electrical bill has jumped up unexpectantly and you have no idea why, I suggets that you consult with a representative of your electrical power company to do an inspection of the system in your rental. Such would be the best way to see what the problem is.

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