Landlords cannot cut services to utilities, or change locks to make you move in California
Self-help Eviction is illegal in California – Landlords Cannot Cut Off Utility Service to Force a Tenant to Leave
It doesn’t matter whether it is because of ignorance, or malice, landlords that use oppressive tactics and threats to intimidate their tenants, and to force them to leave are breaking the law.
Don’t take it lying down, and don’t let them get away with it!
It is illegal, and you have a remedy. It is also illegal for a landlord or property manager to threaten to use violence, or to enter into the tenant’s unit without the tenant’s permission in order to make him or her leave.
If you find yourself in this situation, the law provides that your landlord must pay civil fines, and your attorney’s fees.
If your landlord has denied access to water or electricity, or has changed the locks to your home and will not allow you to re-enter, call us immediately
- I do not represent, nor offer legal advice to tenants living outside of California. If you live in a state other than California, then contact your local bar association and law enforcement when a landlord cuts of your utilities.
No one has to endure oppressive landlords.
Act now & take legal action to protect your home.