here is a hypothetical story.
A tenant is renting an apartment in San Francisco CA, and they started noticing that their utility bill keeps climbing every month. They started looking closely and noticed the following trend:
A hypothetical lease states:
My question to the community is, would the tenant have any right to demand detailed explanation how to the bill is calculated or the lease is pretty solid and the tenant must absorb whatever charges the landlord throws at them.
The concern is that there is not accountability or transparency in how these fees are assessed. What if the landlord decides to send a bill of $500 for trash. That would unreasonable. Does this hypothetical tenant have any legal standing to demand itemized computation. Would such a tenant have a chance of winning a case if they would pursue a case against a landlord in the California Court of Law demanding either reduction of the cost or rendering this porsion of the lease invalid.
Thanks in advance