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Good afternoon. It is very likely you are paying more than your proportionate share. You can do a couple of things to remedy this since the landlord is not willing to address this voluntarily. One, call an electrician to analyze the wiring to insure that your meter is only measuring your usage and no other tenant's usage. Two, file a suit against your landlord to compel an audit of the electrical usage and to award you damages for any overpayments made by you in the past and to remediate the situation going forward. Also, ask the court to rule that the landlord's actions were intentional and fraudulent and ask the court to award you punitive damages
as well. Once the suit is filed and a judgment awarded, you become a judgment creditor
, and if the losing party doesn’t then pay the judgment, you can have the sheriff serve a summons on the losing party for a debtor examination. That forces the losing party to meet the judgment creditor in court and answer questions under oath about the losing party's assets. After that information is obtained, the judgment creditor has the power to garnish wages, attach bank accounts, have the sheriff seize other personal property, and/or place liens on any non-homestead property to satisfy the judgment.
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