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Now on to your question. I am a bit confused by the timing and dates, so if you could clarify that I would appreciate it. You should review your lease for provisions regarding the provision of electric services and any warranty of the condition of the property. It could be that the landlord is in violation of the lease. For landlord-tenant issues, there isn't any state agency you can report the landlord to unless there is an element of discrimination involved. So, your only recourse is to file a small claims action. The damages involved are less than $10,000, so it wouldn't be worth the expense to hire an attorney (and an attorney can't help you in small claims court). You could hire an attorney to help you prepare the small claims case, such as helping you with the drafting of the complaint and service on the landlord. However, that could still cost you more than you would receive. Perhaps this will change when you clarify the dates and timeline, so I'll look forward to that clarification. Thank you!
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