Originally posted by ANACONDASAURUS
First did you or didn't you sign a lease?
When you sign a lease the landlord is allowed to raise the rent only once when you sign a lease. When the lease is up the landlord can raise the rent to any amount they want to. The heat lights do suck up some watts. Being she knows about what the average consumption of power is that's how she figured it out.
Here in ontario landlords can only do an increase once a year and only a certain percentage then.
I'd say, look, you can try charging me $30 more if you bring the apartment up to code. If not then there's no reason we should be paying more rent.
As for your herps, keep your mouth shut over what you keep and your landlord can't use them against you.