If a landlord unlawfully removes or excludes the tenant from the premises or willfully diminishes services to the tenant by interrupting or causing the interruption of heat, running water, hot water, electric, gas, or other essential service, the tenant may recover possession or terminate the rental agreement and, in either case, recover an amount not more than three (3) months periodic rent and a reasonable attorney‘s fee. If the rental agreement is terminated, the landlord shall return all prepaid rent.
Effective: July 13, 1984

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 383.655


History: Repealed and reenacted 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 176, sec. 31, effective July 13,
1984. — Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 378, sec. 32.