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No, if the landlord diminishes utilities in any way, that is illegal and considered a "constructive eviction" and would give the tenant grounds to file suit in small claims court under a breach of contract action and seek compensatory as well as punitive damages. Judges tend to be very hard on landlords who use these type of "self help " eviction methods and can award substantial punitive damages to set an example and deter future similar behavior.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...