What is the name of your state? Connecticut
My now former landlord and I are ina dispute over three individual propane bills. The apartment had a holding capacity of 200 lbs. and was full and unpaid for when I moved in a year ago. I worked out arangments with the oil company as I couldn't pay the $900+ bill all at once. In December the oil company called my landlord and told him that the propane was dangerously low; it had about 110 lbs. still in it. Thinking that the pipes would freeze (keep in mind the very mild December we had in CT), my landlord had the tanks refilled and tried to enforce a payment in full on me. This caught me a bit off guard, but I was willing to work with him. Then the same thing happened in Jan.,Feb., and Mar. The bill is in my name, not his. Though it states in my lease that I need to keep up all utilities, is he within his rights to have the propane topped off every month when the bill is mine to handle? I was never even notified when deliveries were being made, how much was being left in the tanks, or even what kind of money this would costme. I willingly gave him my $950 security toward it. Should I have? By my calculations, 200 lbs. of propane would have been overkill for this entire past winter.
Any advice would be extremely apprieciated!