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Can landlords cut the electricity and water supply if tenants fail to pay rental?
If the tenant fails to fulfil his/her obligations under the tenancy agreement, i.e. fails to pay rental on time, and such a clause to terminate the electricity and water supply is stated in the tenancy agreement, a landlord has the right to do so.
However, this is not advisable as the landlord may be liable for the tenant’s losses, injury and/or damage due to the termination of electricity and water supply.
Failure to pay rental on time constitutes a breach, and this allows the landlord to terminate the tenancy. The landlord is advised to seek for legal assistance in evicting the tenant and to claim for the outstanding and double rental.
Worry about termination issue? Probably the Tenancy Termination Form can help.