Tenant Rights: How to Stop your Landlord from Shutting off your Utilities Illegally
Authored By: Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
This self-help packet will teach you how to file a Temporary Restraining Order (“TRO”) Against An Illegal Utility Shut-off.
Use this packet if:
• you rent from a private landlord and/or receive Section 8 assistance AND
• your landlord has threatened to shut off your utilities OR has already shut off your utilities AND
• your landlord does not have a court order to evict you.
If you are being evicted too, talk to a Legal Aid intake advocate at 808-536-4302 (Oahu) or 1-800-499-4302 (neighbor islands toll-free) before filling out this packet.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are in Public Housing or special housing (e.g., UH housing, day-to-day hotel, or homeless shelter), this packet will not apply to your situation.