Should a tenant have to pay other people utilities?

United States
December 24, 2011 1:16pm CST
My landlady just had me sign a lease on the house that I am renting. There is an apartment downstairs and she wants me to pay for thier utilities plus she put in there that I will now be paying for using the garage (which I had not been playing). Also she wants me to get rid of all of my empty aquariums (which are in the living area of the house and not in the garage). What would you do? Take her to court to have her put in seperate meters for each unit? I am in the process of trying to buy a house and do not have much spare money right now.
2 responses
@tech2d (338)
• United States
25 Dec 11
You live in the U.S. and your landlord wants you to pay someone else's utilities? NO WAY! I would run away from this set up VERY FAST. Something is very wrong here. Get a lawyer or contact your local tenants board about this!
@lampar (7597)
• United States
25 Dec 11
That is weird, why won't anyone want to pay other people utilities, unless it is forced upon through fraud or if one living in a shared community where everyone agree to pay equally on monthly bill. I would not agree to the new lease and will not sign it, if she threaten me, i will take her a*s to court without consideration. I will only pay for what i used and demand the fair share that belong to me, not those shares used by other people.