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My Tenants Have Not Paid Rent In Several Months. Can I Turn Off Their Utilities?

No. A landlord who wants to force tenants to move must go through court and follow the dispossessory process. A landlord who suspends a tenant`s utility service prior to the final judgment in a dispossessory action has broken the law and may be subject to a fine up to $500.

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