My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Pennsylvania
Our landlord is making us pay utilities before the start of our lease (late August), and for the months following the end of the current tenant's lease (mid- May, I believe), so we'll have a few summer months to be paying utilities for an apartment that we won't be living in. I wasn't told directly by the landlord about this, but through another tenant signed onto my lease who said the landlord's reasoning was because the apartment is being "reserved for us".
I don't understand that, and I think it's because it doesn't make any sense. Reserved? Bah.
But I guess my question is, is there any law forbidding paying utilities for months dating before the start of a lease?