Power supply rights

Jim asks:
(updated on Wednesday, November 21st 2018)

In a shared tenancy, what rights do I have as a landlord over power supply when my tenant is the account holder for the supply? If this is a commercial tenancy are they able to legally reduce the level of power supply?

Our Experts Answer:

It’s unclear what you mean by a shared tenancy. In a normal situation the tenant is responsible for the electricity supply to the premises. Sometimes this is varied by agreement between tenant and landlord. In any instance the tenancy agreement or lease document will specify the rights and responsibilities of each party.

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