Can my landlord cut my electric and water off without any notice?

Asked on November 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No, a landlord may not do this, and if the landlord has, then you may be able to go to court and seek both a court order requiring him to reinstate the services and also monetary compensation for the time they were cut off. Of course, if the cut off is not the landlord's fault--e.g. it was storm-related damage--then the landlord would not be liable.


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