Unauthorised access and water cut off by Commercial LandlordMake Text Bigger
My partner is always having problems with her commercial landlord. Bottom-line – The property is shared between 4 different businesses and they all share the water bill. The landlord surprised her with a £900.00 water bill for her nursery dated since 2013.
She asked for a breakdown, his VAT registration number and why 20% VAT is being charged on the invoice. The invoice had no company name or VAT reg number on it, only a woman’s name. He declined to answer the questions and threatened to cut off the water supply for the nursery if the bill wasn’t paid with 4 weeks.
Last night, he used his spare key to gain entry into the nursery without authorisation and cut the water supply. As children are involved and so as not to shut down the nursery for the day, she paid the bill.
Is he allowed to do this? Is he allowed to enter the nursery without permission at night? What can she do about this? Any advice would be much appreciated.
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