Daniels LLP Solicitors
POWER TO THE TENANT
I RENT a private flat. I have been behind with my rent because of delays connected with starting a new job, but now my landlord has threatened to turn off the electricity if I don’t give him back the rent by the end of the month. THE law states that is it a criminal offence for a landlord, or perhaps someone acting on his behalf, to harass a tenant for whatever reason by interfering with their peace and comfort. If your landlord does turn off your power supply you should see a solicitor since you may be entitled to substantial compensation. You landlord’s powers with you being in rent arrears are limited to serving you with an eviction notice, but you cannot be forced to leave without a court order. If you can afford to repay all or some of the rent arrears, you should of course do so.