Sample Letter to Landlord: Reduction of Services

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The following document ONLY applies to jurisdictions in Kentucky that have enacted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act. These jurisdictions are: Barbourville, Bellevue, Bromley, Covington, Dayton, Florence, Lexington-Fayette County, Georgetown, Louisville-Jefferson County, Ludlow, Melbourne, Newport, Oldham County, Pulaski County, Shelbyville, Silver Grove, Southgate, Taylor Mill and Woodlawn.

If you do NOT live in one of these jurisdictions, please do not rely on this document for legal advice.

Further, this information only applies to residential leases. It does not apply to: commercial units, properties under contract for sale, hotels or motels, or people who are employed by the landlord.

Here is a sample letter you can send to your landlord demanding that utility service be restored. See also: Termination of Lease - Reduction of Services Letter. See What To Do If Your Landlord Terminates or Reduces Your Utility Services for more information.

**You can also download this letter in Microsoft Word format.**


Dear Landlord:

Please be advised that you have willfully reduced services to me by interrupting or causing the interruption of:

(    )     Heat

(    )     Running Water

(    )     Hot Water

(    )     Electricity

(    )     Gas

(    )     Other Essential Service(s): ____________________________



Therefore, unless you correct this situation immediately, I will take appropriate legal action and seek to recover an amount not more than three (3) months periodic rent and a reasonable attorney's fee as provided for in KRS 383.655.


Reviewed August 2009