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Tenants' Rights to Pretermination Notice in Cases of Landlords' Nonpayment of Utilities

By Roger D. Colton, Sara Morrissey & The National Consumer Law Center

This column addresses the question of to what extent, if at all, a tenant whose utility service is in the landlord's name is constitutionally entitled to pretermination notice if the landlord fails to pay the bill. Recent federal court decisions have held that pretermination notice to tenants is constitutionally required.

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