What I failed to point out before is that monthly gas and electric costs from March through November generally would be significantly less than gas and electric costs for December and January and February. The $300 might be excessive for a 900 square foot dwelling (depending on facts) but an increase from the prior-paid $50 should be expected as winter temperatures drop.
Last edited by quincy; 03-12-2018 at 01:37 PM.
If the utility company in fact billed $300 for gas, what matters is the amount Lunar can be held responsible for under the terms of her oral contract. She agreed (without any qualifiers, apparently) to pay 50% of the heating costs.
If Lunar is sued, a court may or may not hold her to the agreement.
I don't see it same way...apparently OP and Friend leased an apartment and apparently they agreeed on how to split the utilities , and they performed as to utility split agreement. OP moved out early , she reaffirmed her agreement to split utilities for the balance of the lease. SHe is obligated to pay as agreed ...and if the actual consumption bills are correct...then so be it . SHe has a practical right to see the bills before paying her share .