Ofgen take a big interest in illegal abstraction when a meter is bypassed. Taking power from another persons meter is a form of illegal abstraction
I would think it's a viable and reasonable possibility, if the OP cannot negotiate satisfactory recompense from the landlord. It sounds like theft to me - the landlord has been knowingly diverting to himself monies which should have gone to the OP.Have you considered going to the police?
Says he's been to police and they said nothing illegal has happened
Yes, I missed it, too. As you say, it's a ridiculous response from the police - to be generous to them, perhaps they did not fully understand what was being described. I agree that, if what's being described here (and, seemingly, admitted by the landlord) is correct, it surely must be a crime - be it fraud, theft or whatever.
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