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Disconnections, Metering, Payments, Telecommunications, and Assistance Programs

Delivery of electricity, gas, water, and telecommunications services are some of the biggest problem areas for consumers today. Skyrocketing prices, de-regulation, and widespread terminations all make access to utility service an area essential to a consumer law practice.

What You Need to Know in This Evolving Area

  • Rights to prevent disconnections and to reconnect service
  • Deposits, late charges, level billing plans, master metering, other metering issues
  • Right to utility service
  • Discount rates and affordability programs
  • Federal fuel assistance program
  • Weatherization and energy efficiency programs
  • Utility allowances in subsidized housing
  • Tenant strategies to maintain service despite landlord non-payment
  • Telephone and Telecommunications issues
  • Affordable water service
  • Manufactured homes and utility service
  • Using bankruptcy to restore service
  • Municipal and REC utility service
  • Oil, propane, and other deliverable fuels

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"The NCLC manual series is the primary authority in their respective subjects. Many of the queries I get from lawyers and lay people on a regular basis can be easily answered by referring to the manuals." — Alan M. White, Assistant Professor Valparaiso University School of Law

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