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Landlord’s liablity to the power provider for loss of revenue through tampering of electricity meter by the tenant

Kamarudin, Abdul Rani and Abas, Afridah and Mohamed, Duryana (2020) Landlord’s liablity to the power provider for loss of revenue through tampering of electricity meter by the tenant. Malaysian Journal of Business and Economics (MJBE), Special Issue 2019 (2 (December)). pp. 91-97. ISSN 2289-6856 E-ISSN 2289-8018

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Abstract

Occasionally, if not often than not, the Landlord will by hook or by crook discover that his tenant is guilty of meter tampering to evade paying the prescribed rate amount of his electricity usage to the power provider (licensee). Though meter tampering is an offence, as far as the tenancy agreement is concerned, the tenant may have breached the condition, of if not the warranty of his tenancy agreement with the landlord which may prompt the landlord to terminate the tenancy with the tenant. The question remains whether the Landlord is liable to the licensee for the unaccounted amount of bill which has been evaded due to the tampering of the electricity meter by the tenant. This article intends to address this issue through analysis of relevant statutory laws and recently decided cases.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1590/81988
Uncontrolled Keywords: cause of action, third party proceeding & estoppel, meter tampering
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > K720 Property Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Legal Practice
Depositing User: Dr Duryana Mohamed
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2020 10:33
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2020 15:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/81988

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