My wife and I have lived at 406 G---- St for the past 6 years. This past week we received a letter telling us that over the past few months, the electricity and water use has went up quite a bit lately. If the usage remains high, he will have to raise our rent to cover the difference. Well, the key phrase was "the last few months". About 6 months ago a new tenant moved in. They are a couple with one 4 year old child. Since they have moved in they have put in a window AC which they say they only use a few hours a weeks. Jose washes his car rather frequently. In addition, they have a washer and dryer - which we do not use. One other thing, he has a very, very large fish tank - probably uses a lot of water. If I remember correctly, we were told we could not have a W/D - due to the operating costs. Basically our usage has not went up. Mrs Salty is afraid our rent will go up, because of all that extra use. BTW, there is only one meter for the electricity, and one for the water as this used to be only a one family house. So, do we say something to the landlord now, or wait until the rent goes up? We are on friendly terms with Jose.