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The owner of the apartment that I live in shut off my

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Hello,
The owner of the apartment that I live in shut off my electricity.
I don´t have electricity for a month in my apartment and I'm taking my landlord to court. I have emailed them that they turned off my electricity and that I do not have electricity, so I have a way to prove it in court. However, how can I get deeper proof to show in court what they are doing?
The electricity company said all they can do is show that I paid my balances on their end and they said I should get a licensed electrician to maybe write a letter saying that.
So, are there any other ways to prove that I haven´t had electricity in a few weeks and I currently don´t have electricity?Thank you

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One of the best ways to prove this is to have the electric company send you a copy of your usage for this time, if it is available. You should take your usage from when the electricity was one vs. when it was off to show that it's been off. Don't forget that your oral testimony will also be just as useful to prove and any documents you provide will only supplement it. Also, the landlord will be under oath so he cannot lie and say that he did not take these actions. Now that I think about it, you may be able to get your usage report from the electric company's website. Many times they show your daily usage and you can maybe you can get the documentation without even having to contact them.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi sir. Thanks for the answer. My honest opinion is that might no be enough. What if i was just on vacation or living somewhere else? Then my electricity would also be very low.
I dont think your suggestion proves much

Hello, I can understand your concern, but please keep in mind that the court will make the final determination as to what is adequate. I can give you my most professional and honest, experienced opinion, but that will get you to a certain point. In the end, I think you'll win.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I just don't think your suggestion will work. I apologize. But i cant take risks
Understood. Let me opt out of this question and see if another expert can provide a better suggestion.

If the landlord claims electricity is low becomes the apartment was vacant, the landlord, as the party alleging that, would have the burden of proving that issue;

also if one is employed, or has local receipts from the market for example, those can be introduced to show physical presence in the area.

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