Landlords Can’t Evict Their Tenants, So They’re Shutting Off Utilities and Threatening Them Instead

News Story (California, NATIONAL, Virginia)

Emma Ockerman
May 21, 2020
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Tags: CoronaVirus, COVID-19, Housing: Eviction

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC), Central Virginia Legal Aid Society


“It’s anything from wrongly telling someone you have to go, and this person doesn’t know they have a right to remain, to levels of harassment, knocking on the door, fake notices, threats, to cutting off utilities,” said Oliver Ehlinger, a Solano-based attorney with Legal Services of Northern California. “We’ve seen examples of all of those.”