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You could sue the property manager for breach of contract, but the problem here is that you are the one who would have to prove your damages in fixed terms.. So if you used more electricity one month and were undercharged, you have no damages that month. And vice versa.. But the burden is on you to prove what months you were "injured" and that when everything is netted out, you actually suffered a loss..
This would be virtually impossible to prove simply because of the passage of time and likely no way to get the historic records on the sub meter's reading on a particular date...
But I think you could sue them for half the cost of the sub meter because the actions of the property manager essentially made it useless..
You can make that argument, but doing the actual math might be difficult to break down on a month by month basis. But I suppose if you could come up with an aggregate amount that you have been injured over time, that could be your total damages.. As long as you were overcharged as opposed to undercharged....
Yes, I agree you have some number crunching ahead of you if you can get the copies of the bills and then reconcile them with what you were charged vs. what the meter reads..
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