This week a landlord asks should tenants leave power on when they move out is the question for Ask Landlord Hank. Remember Hank is not an attorney and is not offering legal advice. If you have a question for him please fill out his form below.
Dear Landlord Hank:
Is a tenant who has moved out on good terms by not re-signing the lease required to leave the power connected in their name until a new tenant moves in?
Dear Landlord Jason,
Your good tenant’s obligations to the lease and to you end on the last day of the lease.
Normally the landlord will contact the power and water company to have those utilities on for showings, cleaning, etc. until the next tenant moves in.
The new tenant would then normally have those utilities put into their names at the start of the next lease, for that term.
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