Rosedale, MD asked in Energy, Oil and Gas for Maryland

Q: Are all apartment units in Maryland required to be submetered?

I have been getting charged from my utility company for gas when I physically shut off our gas because we don’t use it I’m in a middle apartment with units above and below no need to turn on the heat when I called the utility company about this they said the meter was broken so they charge us what they assume we used

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1 Lawyer Answer
Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley
  • Rockville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The only requirement is that the lease address how utilities are to be charged and paid, whether by individually metered use or by a collective prorated charge. Look at your lease. If the lease says you should have a separate metered unit, and the meter is broken, the landlord needs to fix the meter.

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