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  1. So true! I never dreamed a seasonal disconnect would cause all of this. Lesson learned.
  2. Yes, that fee is recurring, but per the lease, I don’t believe the violation fee should be.
  3. Thank you for your input. I believe that interpretation is correct.
  4. Here is the text of the whole provision.
  5. I had to edit my answer because I see the lease does allow this, but I’ve not been charged transfer fees; only 2 violation and usage fees.
  6. Lol! Yes, that is the actual wording on the lease, contractions and all.
  7. Yes, I did agree to it when I signed the lease. My circumstances have changed dramatically and I chose to break a provision. I am legally liable. No argument here. My question is based solely on whether the wording of the lease agreement makes the violation charge one time per violation or an ongoing monthly charge per violation.
  8. The lease states: You must not allow utilities (other than cable or internet) to be cut off or switched for any reason - including disconnection for not paying your bills, until the lease term or renewal period ends. To to answer the rest of your questions, this is a large corporate owned complex in Texas. The charges originated in my local leasing office. I just checked and the pilot light is still on so, the gas company didn’t disconnect. They switched billing to the office. That was not my intention.
  9. My apartment lease requires me to keep the utilities on, including the gas which is only used to heat the apartment and runs about $30 a month when not in use. I am on long term leave due to health issues and my income has been reduced 40%. I have always paid my rent on time but got behind on other bills, so I had the gas shut off a few months ago because it wasn’t in use. I received my monthly rent statement and they are charging me $160 for disconnecting. My lease states...”you’ll be liable for $50 charge (not to exceed $50 per violation) plus the actual or estimated cost of the utilities used while the utility should have been connected.” I am being charged the $50 violation fee twice, for two months and the use fee of $30 twice. If I’m reading the lease correctly there should have only been one violation fee, regardless of the amount of time it’s been off. I’m going to speak to the manager and explain my financial situation and see if we can work this out, but I’d like to know if I’m interpreting the lease correctly.
  10. This is precisely the information I’ve been looking for. Gold star answer ⭐️. Thank you!
  11. That’s classic! I’m glad your time investment paid off. Thanks for the laugh!
  12. I’ve gotten a ticket or two in Podunk Texas over the years. I just paid mine....I hope you beat yours! Thats a good idea. Believe it or not it never crossed my mind to handle it that way. I hope it can be resolved quickly or I’ll have to start carrying one of those typed sheets around listing pertinent medical info. Thank you for your help! 🙂
  13. If I misunderstood your comments then I apologize as well. I assumed they would charge a fee for sending the records so, I have been waiting for a response to take care of it all with one check. However, as I mentioned earlier, his office is 2 hours away and I only owe him $50.
  14. You would be incorrect. If you had read my earlier reply you’d know that I do have supporting documentation. Even so, I fail to see what my Dx has to do with it. Fact 1: Under Texas law I have the right to ask for a correction or amendment. Fact 2: The provider is required to respond regardless of their decision to correct. Fact 3: The provider has not responded. I am here seeking advice on the best way to proceed from here. I didn’t come here to be anyone’s punching bag. Thank you
  15. Per the Texas Attorney General’s website: Right to request that your health records be corrected or amended. Be aware: Once you have made such a request, the provider or health plan must respond and if they do not agree with your requested corrections, must notify you in writing and explain why your request was denied. You have the right to submit a statement or disagreement that the provider or plan must add to your record.
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