It was only this morning that I found the following statement in my lease agreement. “Resident agrees that Resident may upon (30) days prior written notice from Lessor to Resident, begin receiving a bill for a change in cost (increase/decrease), change in service, utility billing service, or methodology of allocation”. So does receiving copies of the letters sent to the owner a “written notice” to us.
Response 1: No. The owner must send you a separate notice that the utilities bills may now increase due to change adopted by the Condo Association.
Also it seems “prior notice” could not be retroactive for the months of 2017.
Response 2: That is correct. However, pursuant to your agreement, the owner has not properly given you the 30-day notice required in order for you to pay these increases in your bills. So, the owner must pay the difference in your bills.
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