I live in New Jersey and i will be moving out in a month anyway, but i currently rent month to month under a verbal agreement with the leaseholders of the apt. My rental fee includes all utilities.
today, my roommates told me to save on gas/electric bills they are shutting off the gas heat, and using space heaters in their bedrooms and in the living room.
They then proceeded to hand me a six inch box space heater.
is this legal?
oh, i also find it hilarious that they are complaining of high gas/electric costs, and deny me heat because they "cant afford it" but just today they purchased a 52 inch lcd tv.
i know in NY state if the landlord offers heat it has to be at least 60 degrees at all times from october through march. but does this apply to roommates who pay for their own heat?