Richmond, IN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: Can LL allow disconnect if tenant is not paying their Utilities and disconnect notices are sent by the servicing comp

If LL agrees to allow the utilities to stay in their name because the tenants cant get the utiities in theirs yet, can a landlord allow the disconnect of services if the tenants dont pay for months and notices have been sent by the servicing companies?

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Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: If the utilities are in the landlord's name but are to be paid by the tenants and the tenants are not paying, the landlord still must provide and pay those utility bills. Landlords are bound to provide a safe and habitable space to the tenants. If the tenants are violating the lease agreement by not paying the utilities they should be evicted.

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