If you are threatened with an imminent water shutdown, that is a crisis situation. You must then contact a legal specialist as soon as possible so that you can determine whether you can prevent this. Water is a primary necessity of life. It is therefore better to avoid an imminent water shutdown.
Reasons water shutdown
There can be several reasons for an (imminent water shutdown). The most common is when you are in arrears on your water bill. Only in case of structural non-payment, the drinking water company may switch off the water on the basis of the Regulation on shut-off policy for small consumers of drinking water.
In case of imminent water cut-off, it is important that you as a resident first contact the drinking water supplier and if this no longer works, we can represent you.
Water supply already closed
If you have been convicted in absentia and the water has already been cut off at you, we can institute an objection procedure for you to undo the water cut off by the water mains.
This is a specialist procedure that is best conducted through a specialized lawyer. JAW Advocaten can assist you with this if you are eligible for funded legal aid.
Therefore please contact us directly if you are confronted with a water shutdown and want to submit it to us.