My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Michigan
We received a note from the leasing office stating the following:
"Due to the increased operating costs many communities are now forcing residents to set up and pay for all their own utilities. These expenses can be very costly ranging up to hundreds of dollars a month.With monthly utility costs increasing drastically Hidden Valley Club must also accommodate that increased expense into the operating budget."
It also states that we will charged an extra $30 per month starting Jan, 2010 in addition to the amount stated on our lease, which will be in effect until June 30, 2010 (a one-year lease). There are no phrases to the effect of "subject to change" on the leasing contract.
Please advise if this is legal and what measures tenants might be able to take, thank you so much.