Townhome community took away our light switches?

We live in a very nice community of rental townhouses in a great, safe city. This week, we were warned that contractors were going to be given keys to our homes and would be walking in anytime during these days to work on electrical stuff and to keep our dogs locked up in rooms. We were already mad at this and... show more We live in a very nice community of rental townhouses in a great, safe city.

This week, we were warned that contractors were going to be given keys to our homes and would be walking in anytime during these days to work on electrical stuff and to keep our dogs locked up in rooms. We were already mad at this and thought it was weird.

Well, when we woke up (late admittedly) this morning, it seems they had already come in our house and changed the light switch that is used for the outdoor light. As in, it went from a double light switch (one switch is for something different, the other used for the outside light) to now just ONE single switch. The switch for the other thing. Now the light outside - not just ours but everyone's light - is on. This is the first day so we don't know if it has been on all day and will just be on forever....or if they want to be the ones controlling it and they'll leave it on all night and turn it off during the day.

Is this normal?

Our family hates this. We usually never turn it on at night and now our bills will be higher. We think it's unfair that we no longer have a choice and we want to address this at the townhouse office. Why are they doing this, is it okay to do this, and what should we say to them?
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