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Non Transfer of Utilities

Tenant has not transferred utilities which lease agreement states it must be done before move in. Landlord had a cut-off notice already in place to take affect 3 days after move-in date. Does the landlord have legal responsibility to keep the utilities on until the tenant can transfer?
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If you had a cut-off date, why was the utility not turned off? …… Utilities should go in tenant’s name on move-in day. No excuses. You can check with utility companies if change had been made. As for legal, you are turning utility off due to tenant moving in…not retaliation for non-payment of rent, etc……. I would check the amount due. Next, send tenant a Notice to correct contract violation and refund you the amount due. If they don’t perform, start the eviction process. I would think twice if they start giving you excuses. Don’t fall into that trap. If they were honest, they would have called you about their situation-----Disclaimer: Since I’ve been answering a lot of questions, I thought I would make the following statement. I’m not affiliated with EZlandlord Forms. I’m just here (not sure how long) to help those that have questions. Having 40+ yrs with Rental Property and done well, it’s my way of “Pay it Forward (check out the movie).” However, it is up to you to become familiar with your State/Local laws. I always like to know if the suggestions I offer are helpful. Feel free to comment anytime. Thanks in Advance
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