An­gela Brown

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT -

Daniels LLP Solic­i­tors


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.

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