Raised rent after two weeks

By Tenant

Two weeks ago I moved in with my mother and her boyfriend.  The deal was that I was going to stay there for no longer than 6 months to save for a down payment on a house.  I had offered to pay some rent but the insisted I don’t because they currently were not paying the mortgage because they were working out a deal with the bank.  They said at the most I could just pay the water bill. Now they want to charge me $300 and my boyfriend (who spends the night with me) $100 because they say the electricity bill has tripled since I have been there.  I have only been there 2 weeks so there is no way my usage is even on the statemnet right!?!  and I am litterally there just to sleep I get home after 9pm and leave before 7am.  I have a place to move today but they want the money today. What are my legal rights?

Edited on: Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 9:09 pm

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