Can my landlord shut off my electricity and water? 4 Answers as of June 26, 2013

If I am renter and electricity and water is in their name and you have 30 days to get out, can they have these things turned off?

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Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
Did you break a term of your lease or has the lease ended? Read the Agreement that you signed. If you do not leave when your lease ends, then he can sue in court for your eviction. He cannot use self-help to constructively evict you by shutting off the utilities.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 8/22/2011
Law Office of Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
No. Absolutely not.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 6/26/2013
Law Office of Neal L. Weinstein
Law Office of Neal L. Weinstein | Neal L. Weinstein
They are in violation of state law to turn off utilities unless they have a writ of possession from the court.
Answer Applies to: Maine
Replied: 8/17/2011
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