What does the lease say? The landlord usually can not turn off utilities without legal process first
Answer Applies to: New York
No. The landlord has elected to keep the utilities in the landlord's name during tenancy. Arizona law expressly prohibits the landlord from turning off the utilities: "A landlord shall not terminate utility services ... which are provided to the tenant as part of the rental agreement." (See A.R.S. Section 33-1364.C). The tenant may recover damages equal to two month's rent if the landlord intentionally turns off utilities. (See A.R.S. Section 33-1367).
Answer Applies to: Arizona
No. The LL should sue for eviction and the electrical bills due.
Answer Applies to: New Jersey
No, a Landlord can not shut off the utilities to a tenancy. All that can be done is use it as the basis for an eviction.
Answer Applies to: California
Technically, no, but he can start eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent.
Answer Applies to: Idaho
No, only the electric company can do that. There are some pretty stiff penalties if your landlord tries to do it by themselves.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Not in Washington. This is prohibited under the landlord tenant act. If a tenant is not paying the landlord supplied utilities as required under the agreement, the landlord can issue a 10-day notice to comply or vacate. If the tenant does not pay the utility bill or vacate, an eviction action may be started that could result in a court order for the tenant's removal. Otherwise, the landlord cannot just shut the power off.
Answer Applies to: Washington
I would certainly think so as the tenant has no right to what is not paid for.
Answer Applies to: Michigan