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Last months rent interest
We prepaid our last months rent when we signed our lease over a year ago. Today in discussion with the property manager, I was informed that the laws ...
3 44 weeks 2 hours ago
by HELP123
43 weeks 6 days ago
by The Editor
Tenant liability for damages caused to common areas
I live in a apartment building. My neighbors child has been scratching off the paint around ours and her outside door jams. Her father told the landlo...
1 44 weeks 2 days ago
by ajj111
44 weeks 1 day ago
by The Editor
End MA lease because of neighbor's smoking marijuana?
I currently live in a apartment building. I recently had my baby in July. We are constantly smelling the marijuana coming from his apartment. There is...
2 44 weeks 4 days ago
by ajj111
44 weeks 2 days ago
by ajj111
Can a landlord limit a tenants visitors?
My girlfriend and I live in Massachusetts. She live about 15 minute away from me. I usually sleep over her house a couple of times per week and have b...
4 3 years 3 days ago
by joeyb
44 weeks 5 days ago
by The Editor
Last month's rent and security deposit when one tenant moves out
hello i rented an apt with a 1 year lease than it went month to month when the year lease ended. One of the tenants moved out and wants half of the mo...
3 1 year 34 weeks ago
by mbarnard
45 weeks 5 days ago
by The Editor
Security deposit used for renovation
We are currently in dispute with the landlord as holdover tenants. We agreed on a vacate date, but the landlord has been wanting to hire contractors t...
1 46 weeks 59 min ago
by ck
45 weeks 5 days ago
by The Editor
Parking Deposit Not Returned by Landlord
When we moved into our apartment building we were told we needed to give a parking deposit of $100 for each of our cars. The parking sticker that they...
1 45 weeks 6 days ago
by nstephe10
45 weeks 6 days ago
by The Editor
broken sublease in Massachusetts
I sublet a room in my apartment, with the permission of my landlord, for a month and a half. The subletter failed to move his furniture out by the end...
1 46 weeks 1 day ago
by ner2013
46 weeks 1 day ago
by The Editor
access to apartment for housesitter
I live in one of several apartments in a converted house, one of which is operated by the owner. We each have keys to our own doors but the main door ...
1 47 weeks 3 days ago
by Anonymous
47 weeks 2 days ago
by The Editor
Maximum use and occupancy in MA for holdover tenant
What is the maximum daily occupancy charge that a landlord can impose on a holdover tenant in Massachusetts? I've read conflicting information.
2 48 weeks 6 days ago
by LL in Mass
48 weeks 5 days ago
by LL in Mass
Help with eviction summons
I am a licensed attorney but haven't practice much.My husband and I own an rental propety and are in the process of evicting a month-to month tenant. ...
1 49 weeks 5 days ago
by enowa
48 weeks 6 days ago
by Boston Probate ...
Early termination of lease because of mental trauma from roommate
Hello, I recently rented an apartment in waltham , massachusetts with another roommate on the 1st of august. However my roommate moved in only i...
1 50 weeks 3 days ago
by pjm686
48 weeks 6 days ago
by Boston Probate ...
Breaking a MA lease due to medical condition
My mother has been hospitalized a few times this year due to falling. My father wants me to move back in with them to watch over her while he is at wo...
1 48 weeks 6 days ago
by Anonymous
48 weeks 6 days ago
by admin
Attorney's fees in MA landlord tenant dispute
I am a tenant. If I sue the apartment owner with a hired layer and the owner also hires a lawyer. One party fails in the court does the party pays the...
1 49 weeks 1 day ago
by whjlm
49 weeks 1 day ago
by admin
Current law in Massachusetts for snow removal by landlord
What are the current laws regarding snow removal for a single family rental? If not stated in the lease, who is responsible for snow removal?
1 49 weeks 2 days ago
by ck
49 weeks 2 days ago
by The Editor
Sub-lessee responsible for tenant's property in MA?
Hello- I was subletting from a tenant, a student, from July 1-August 31 (the end of her lease). I never signed a document with the tenant or with the ...
1 49 weeks 4 days ago
by Anonymous
49 weeks 4 days ago
by The Editor
Tenant parking
My tenant's Lease states: "Lessee may park one car on the premises, space to be designated by Lessor." Does this mean tenant can park ANY car, even ...
3 49 weeks 6 days ago
by Fritz3
49 weeks 6 days ago
by The Editor
Collecting back rent after tenant moves out.
Former tenant moved out with $500 back rent, can I just use collection agent without filing small claim to the court in MA? Any recommendation for col...
2 50 weeks 20 hours ago
by wendy33va
50 weeks 5 hours ago
by wendy33va
Rent paid by checks and cashed but landlord is still evicting us.
On July 29, 2013 My boyfriend and the landlord got into an argument over fence material left in a vacant lot next to our apt. He started yelling at hi...
1 51 weeks 1 day ago
by luvmycrow
51 weeks 23 hours ago
by The Editor
Discrimination in MA apartment rental
I am a single mother with 1 child a great job, fair credit and great references. I just got passed up for a rental. The reason I was given and I'm cop...
1 51 weeks 1 day ago
by vjoyv
51 weeks 1 day ago
by The Editor
Must last month rent deposit be prorated?
If a tenant-at-will's rental period has been from the 15th to 14th of the month for 6 (six) years, can the tenant legally give notice of vacating on t...
2 51 weeks 1 day ago
by Fritz3
51 weeks 1 day ago
by Fritz3
Can a landlord perform unwanted renovation?
Hello. Building got sold; had been tenant-at-will but just signed a new lease yesterday, in effect from 9/1/13 - 8/31/14. New landlords came through t...
1 51 weeks 2 days ago
by Mags
51 weeks 2 days ago
by The Editor
Unmarried Couple Breaks Up
My tenants just broke up and they both want her off the lease. The one that is staying wants to assume full responsibility. I know I can release the...
1 51 weeks 2 days ago
by LadyS
51 weeks 2 days ago
by The Editor
Tenants breaking up
We have a tenancy at will agreement between an unmarried couple. We rented to them based upon both their incomes. Their relationship has ended and th...
1 51 weeks 6 days ago
by Tucker7
51 weeks 2 days ago
by The Editor
MA Security Deposit laws apply to multi-unit apartment buildings?
Does a Landlord of a multi-unit/building (200 units) have to adhere to the same Massachusetts security deposit laws as a Landlord of a house apartment...
1 51 weeks 3 days ago
by marsolais
51 weeks 3 days ago
by The Editor
Multiple Problems and Violations with Landlord
We rent a 4-bedroom unit in a 4 unit building. Since the beginning of my tenancy in November 2011, I have had laundry lists of issues with this unit....
3 1 year 2 days ago
by lipstique
51 weeks 5 days ago
by The Editor
Dispute over subletter reimbursement for last month's rent
My roommate and I pre-paid last month's rent (August 2013) upon moving into our apartment. My roommate moved out at the end of May, and I had original...
0 51 weeks 6 days ago
by abt123
n/a
Can a landlord charge a tenant a fine for violating HOA rules?
Can a landlord include a clause to the lease agreement that the tenant shall pay all fines charged by the HOA that result in tenant's violation of HOA...
1 1 year 2 days ago
by jelizbrown
1 year 2 days ago
by The Editor
Who pays for bed bug extermination in MA apartment
I live in an apartment. I have found bed bugs in one bedroom. Both the landlord and I agree there were no bed bugs when we moved in. Both the landlord...
1 1 year 4 days ago
by Alice Walker
1 year 4 days ago
by The Editor
Can tenant at will in MA move without notice when building sold?
Hello, My husband and I currently live in a small inn that has two apartments, with the landlords living below. We are tenancy at will. We paid first,...
1 1 year 5 days ago
by Kmuclahy
1 year 5 days ago
by The Editor
What is Normal wear and tear with Massachusetts security deposit law?
What is considered to be normal wear and tear? I just received a notice from my old landlord that they aren't returning any of my security deposit. Th...
1 1 year 5 days ago
by andijerry
1 year 5 days ago
by The Editor
Must existing at-will tenant provide SSN to new landlord
The new buyer of my multi-unit building is demanding that I supply my SSN. I am a tenant-at-will. Must I provide the information to remain in the uni...
1 1 year 6 days ago
by soletsky
1 year 6 days ago
by The Editor
Tenant Run Day Care business in MA apartment Unit
My current tenants, who has been living in the other half of my owner-occupied duplex for several years now, recently asked if they could open a famil...
1 1 year 6 days ago
by MamaBee
1 year 6 days ago
by The Editor
Commercial lease security deposit rules in MA
I moved out of a commercial building after a 3 yr lease with my business. I moved out on June 30 th. landlord hasn't returned sec deposit. I asked abo...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by Cbeaur
1 year 1 week ago
by The Editor
Emergency Injunctions or temporary restraining orders for tenants in MA
In some cases, a tenant may find herself in need of court involvement to force a landlord to do something or to stop doing something (such as making e...
0 1 year 1 week ago
by admin
n/a
Changing mind after agreeing to Massachusetts lease renewal
Are we able to change our mind? We are renting a home in Massachusetts. We had a lease which was set to expire August 24, 2013. In June we sent a lett...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by R3emc
1 year 1 week ago
by The Editor
Cleaning and Moving-out Charges deducted from Security Deposit in MA?
Can I (a former Massachusetts tenant) be charged (after moving out) for cleaning a microwave-$25, refrigerator-$25, cabinets and countertops-$75 and k...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by marsolais
1 year 1 week ago
by The Editor
Damages for mold damage in MA apartment
My apartment had a extensive mold problem that was tested and reported on by a local occupational health and safety agency. Then remediated by a profe...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by peonies
1 year 1 week ago
by The Editor
Rent increase in MA with little notice before end of lease
I'm currently on a 1 year lease that expires August 31, 2013 (ie in 3 weeks). There is a statement in our lease that says "To give the landlord sixty ...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by ewharton
1 year 1 week ago
by The Editor
Co-tenant in Massachusetts preventing sublet
We signed a 12 lease with another family for our daughters with a 9/1 start date. The other family's daughter is not returning to Boston to live and w...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by ollieshadow
1 year 1 week ago
by The Editor
Co-signor or guarantor liability for MA lease and damages
Hi, We are in the process of evicting a tenant and the ordeal has been horrible. Anyway, they got served with an eviction notice (they owe 6 months re...
2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by Mattresses1011
1 year 1 week ago
by Mattresses1011
Behind on rent in MA apartment, change locks and hold on to tenant's property?
Last September I rented my condo under a 24-month lease agreement. They fell behind on rent to the tune of $3000. I finally sent a notice to quit afte...
2 1 year 1 week ago
by xangelusx
1 year 1 week ago
by xangelusx
How to get security deposit back in Massachusetts aprtment?
My wife and I rented a split off 4br house last year with her brother and wife signing a really basic lease for 1700$ a month and paid a total of 1700...
4 1 year 1 week ago
by Viryoulent
1 year 1 week ago
by Viryoulent
Must MA landlord clean an apartment prior to move-in?
Is a landlord required to have an apt cleaned before renting it to another tenant? My daughter's new landlord has told her that the old tenant is requ...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by NancyBBP
1 year 1 week ago
by The Editor
When does a landlord's duty to mitigate begin?
My understanding is that a landlord has a duty to attempt to mitigate losses by making reasonable efforts to find a new tenant if is or her tenant aba...
1 1 year 1 week ago
by rotnel
1 year 1 week ago
by The Editor
Landlord demanding future rent payments from tenants at will
In July my girlfriend and I gave our landlord written notice of our intent to move out on 9/1 because I am transferring to an office California. Our o...
2 1 year 2 weeks ago
by jod20102@yahoo.com
1 year 2 weeks ago
by jod20102@yahoo.com
Limits on inspection by Property Manager or landlord in MA?
Our landlord called and said that a representative was going to stop in and inspect the property. I scheduled the time and the person showed up. What ...
1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by HELP123
1 year 2 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can MA landlord turn off electric service to tenant occupying rental
I AM A MASSACHUSETTS LANDLORD; THE TENANT SIGNED A CONTRACT WHICH STATES THE TENANT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR ELECTRICAL SERVICE. THE SERVICE IS S...
1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by sluisxyz
1 year 2 weeks ago
by admin
Post Eviction MA Landlord is Billing Me More than Agreed Amount.
I was evicted from my apartment in September 2012. I came to a settlement agreement, which as I was unemployed and disabled, was unable to pay. Howeve...
0 1 year 2 weeks ago
by djryanss
n/a
How to deliver notice to quit in Massachusetts
After returning home, we found copies of a letter for 30 day notice to quit scotch taped to our front door. The copies are from a law office, but none...
1 1 year 2 weeks ago
by ck
1 year 2 weeks ago
by The Editor
Deceased Tenant
I rent out a townhouse and found out from a neighbor that my tenant passed away this week. She is the only person listed on the lease but it was broug...
1 1 year 3 weeks ago
by Andreamrb
1 year 3 weeks ago
by The Editor
Tenancy at will - applies to basement storage?
I am moving out of my apartment Sept 1. My landlord collected last month's rent when I moved in. A few months after we signed the lease last year, I...
1 1 year 3 weeks ago
by cliodhna75
1 year 3 weeks ago
by The Editor
Appliance removal
I own a duplex and the apartments currently are furnished with dishwashers. The dishwashers are problematic and I wish to remove (and not replace) th...
6 3 years 1 day ago
by Alisa Povenmire
1 year 3 weeks ago
by The Editor
Harrasment by Landlord
I signed a lease in January. Within the first month I noticed some erratic behavior from my landlord. He started making unreasonable requests. Said...
1 1 year 3 weeks ago
by CTavares
1 year 3 weeks ago
by The Editor
Lowell District Court vs Northeast Housing Court
Anybody know for these two courts, which courts process case faster? And for Northeast Housing court, I can file my case on Monday Lowell, on court ...
0 1 year 3 weeks ago
by wendy33va
n/a
Single Family Rental Home in Foreclosure
We have a 2 year lease for a single family home in MA. We have always paid rent on time, if not early. The out of state landlord has been a NIGHTMARE....
0 1 year 3 weeks ago
by HELP123
n/a
Security deposit check is cashed by landlord and a probable fraud(?) screenshot of an online statement of an online bank issued
I am a tenant at Shrewsbury,MA. My lease is ending this month (July 2013) and I have been asked by my landlord to leave the apartment. We decided to m...
3 1 year 3 weeks ago
by shouvik
1 year 3 weeks ago
by admin
Eviction due to withheld rent facing court. Situation is VERY shady! (Revere, MA)
So, there is A LOT of information to handle in this, and I'll do my best to reveal as much as possible so I can get some advice. First things first, m...
0 1 year 3 weeks ago
by mranese21
n/a
Evicted by roommate from MA house
I was living with my roommate in her house in her basement and she decided she was going to throw me out. When I called the police it angered her furt...
1 1 year 4 weeks ago
by groundlingfoundling
1 year 4 weeks ago
by The Editor
MA Landlord enters apartment without permission
We left our apartment for a weekend, and left the window unit A/C running. Our landlord texts us to see if we're home because he sees that our air con...
1 1 year 4 weeks ago
by Gmichael
1 year 4 weeks ago
by The Editor
My Landlord wants to end the lease earlier.
My rental lease expired in March 2013 and I renewed the lease for one more year. In June, my landlord told me that he wanted to end the lease earlier ...
1 1 year 4 weeks ago
by solartable
1 year 4 weeks ago
by The Editor
Renting an apartment "As Is" in Massachusetts
We rented an apt. we were told was rented "as is" which had a cracked bathroom vanity and broken toilet lid for 3 years. At the time of signing the le...
1 1 year 4 weeks ago
by kata
1 year 4 weeks ago
by The Editor
Tenant Harassment
I live 3 feet away from a tenant that has been in the apartment next to me for 9 months. Recently I had to have the police come because she has been h...
1 1 year 4 weeks ago
by JoAnn
1 year 4 weeks ago
by The Editor
Landlord won't return security or half months rent
I signed a second lease with my landlord but only for 4 months since I was looking at buying a home. I found a place and gave her 30 days notice I wa...
1 1 year 4 weeks ago
by Krista
1 year 4 weeks ago
by The Editor
Early termination of lease in MA and return security deposit deadline
Hello, I was/still in a written lease from 9/1/2012 to 8/31/2013. Although through email I agreed with our landlord/management to move out early. They...
1 1 year 4 weeks ago
by Zooom18
1 year 4 weeks ago
by admin
MA landlord not paying for repairs or giving access to yard
We rent a single family home, with an attached garage. Per our 2 year lease we are to have access to all of the property. Recently, the out of state l...
0 1 year 4 weeks ago
by HELP123
n/a
Management Company not fixing living conditions violating tenant rights
5 weeks ago, I came home after a weekend away to my basement apartment that was partially flooded--about an inch of water in 2' x 2' area of my hallwa...
1 1 year 5 weeks ago
by bostontenant
1 year 5 weeks ago
by The Editor
Illegal Sublet in Massachusetts apartment
My roommate has illegally sublet and left for a few months. Now she wants to come back and live the last month while her sublet is still there and is ...
2 1 year 5 weeks ago
by JSize
1 year 5 weeks ago
by JSize
Landlord requiring removal of insured, registered (but damaged) vehicle
Today we received a letter requesting we remove a vehicle from our rental home. The wehicle is registered and insured however it sustained damage in a...
1 1 year 5 weeks ago
by tresdjndjed
1 year 5 weeks ago
by The Editor
Auto or property damage by MA landlord's hire
My own and several co-workers autos were damaged this Spring by a landscape contractor. This contractor is hired by the office buildings property mana...
1 1 year 5 weeks ago
by Saturn2003
1 year 5 weeks ago
by The Editor
Is email a binding contract
I have been living in my unit in Beacon Hill for 2 years and my property Managers ask for an answer by May1st on whether I will be renewing with the n...
0 1 year 6 weeks ago
by musicjunkay
n/a
Breaking a lease as cotenant
I have signed a lease with a potential roommate for an apartment with the move in date of September 1. I recently found out I will be moving to phila...
0 1 year 6 weeks ago
by Laurendoop
n/a
Is my landlord required to allow me to adjust the hot water?
My apartment is the entire top floor of a 3 story building. There are two other apartments, one on the first floor, and one on the second, both occupi...
1 1 year 6 weeks ago
by Flora Tristan
1 year 6 weeks ago
by The Editor
Pay for Central A/C but can't told when I can have on
So I moved into some place that has central heating and air conditioning. I believed it to be included in the rent, but when I looked at my electric b...
1 1 year 6 weeks ago
by mylifetrek
1 year 6 weeks ago
by The Editor
Lease terminated by sale of building in Massachusetts?
We have been living in a Ranch style two family home under section 8 housing program for 9 years in good standing w/ both the owner and neighbors, I a...
1 1 year 6 weeks ago
by jgood813
1 year 6 weeks ago
by The Editor
Roommate Refuses to Leave after giving notice to vacate
My roommate gave 14 days notice that he intended to leave our apartment at the end of the month. I am the only person on the master rental agreement, ...
1 1 year 6 weeks ago
by reidsand
1 year 6 weeks ago
by The Editor
Tenant at will vs. tenant at sufferance under MA law?
If the landlord refuses to endorse the rent check that he received on time for tenants-at-will after trying to give 30 day notice, does that automatic...
1 1 year 7 weeks ago
by ck
1 year 7 weeks ago
by The Editor
Eviction of tenant for Non payment of rent in MA
My tenant is late to pay her rent. She has not pay for 2 months, she is drunk all the time. Now her new things is to call me all the time for no reaso...
2 1 year 7 weeks ago
by ronnie02118
1 year 7 weeks ago
by ronnie02118
Returning Last Month's Rent
I am the sole lessee for an apartment, and my landlord gave me written consent to have additional people live in the apartment. Because I'm the only n...
0 1 year 7 weeks ago
by CambridgeHelp
n/a
Can landlord in MA force tenant to sign a lease?
Can a MA landlord make you sign a lease after you have lived there after a year and a half?Can he force certain rules on you?As i moved in with no lea...
1 1 year 7 weeks ago
by mountians1
1 year 7 weeks ago
by The Editor
Major construction while tenants still occupy MA apartment
Hi,and thanks for this forum. My landlord would like to have contractors begin major work on the old house we rent and occupy to install central air c...
1 1 year 7 weeks ago
by ck
1 year 7 weeks ago
by The Editor
MA landlord not returning security deposit
My question requires me to offer some background information. When I first moved into the apartment, the landlord (who lived upstairs) and I signed a ...
1 1 year 7 weeks ago
by 3cheers4
1 year 7 weeks ago
by The Editor
Landlord intimidation and harassment
I'm in Massachusetts...I'm behind on my rent and have received a letter from my landlord saying that I have 5 days to clear up the past due rent or hi...
1 1 year 7 weeks ago
by paulma64
1 year 7 weeks ago
by The Editor
Lead Paint Removal for all structures on a property?
I own several acres of land in the Berkshires. In addition to my own home, there are 2 barns and a small cottage on the property. I want to rent out...
1 1 year 9 weeks ago
by emc2
1 year 7 weeks ago
by Boston Probate ...
Can landlord in MA prohibit trucks in tenant parking space?
My boyfriend currently drives a semi all week and on weekends has a layover in my town to visit with me. He comes only with the semi cab and no traile...
1 1 year 7 weeks ago
by skkylarr
1 year 7 weeks ago
by The Editor
Landlord asking us to dispose of prior tenants property
A few of us have lived at an apartment for 5 years. We gave notice to our landlord we were moving out. During our tenancy, we have had several 4th roo...
1 1 year 8 weeks ago
by Alykitty26
1 year 8 weeks ago
by The Editor
Can landlord in MA cancel the lease before new tenant moves in?
I have a new tenant that's supposed to be moving in a few days. My previous tenants did extensive damage to the apartment, so I've been working for a ...
2 1 year 8 weeks ago
by TruthBeTold
1 year 8 weeks ago
by TruthBeTold
Underage tenant alcohol liability
So while interviewing with a landlord representative, after disclosing my age (under 21) he suggested that there may be some sort of landlord liabilit...
1 1 year 8 weeks ago
by zrice
1 year 8 weeks ago
by The Editor
No security deposit, can landlord charge for cleaning?
We are inclusionary housing residents in an apartment building run by a large management company. We were not required to pay a security deposit when ...
1 1 year 8 weeks ago
by lellish
1 year 8 weeks ago
by The Editor
Rental agency did not hold apartment despite deposit
Hello. I recently contacted a broker about a house for rent. I saw the house and I liked it a lot. I immediately gave him a check for the first mon...
1 1 year 8 weeks ago
by robotello
1 year 8 weeks ago
by The Editor
Business upstairs/tennant legality
I live in a basement apartment under a commercial space. When my husband, son and I moved in we were told that there would be no one above us at night...
1 1 year 8 weeks ago
by rhia
1 year 8 weeks ago
by The Editor
who pays legal fees if eviction approved by court in MA
I'm a landlord. My condo said my tenant disturbed other residents and asked me to evict them. If, the court rules in favor of me/eviction, I supposed ...
0 1 year 8 weeks ago
by mall
n/a
Written Lease with Purchase Option Verbal
I have a written lease for 1000.00 and have been paying more up to 600.00 more due to the fact we verbally agreed extra money would go to down payment...
0 1 year 8 weeks ago
by retire62
n/a
Non-Enforcement of Lease Provisions
I am a landlord in the process of preparing a lease addendum for new tenants. I understand that a landlord's non-enforcement of a lease provision m...
1 1 year 9 weeks ago
by LL in Mass
1 year 9 weeks ago
by The Editor
How much money can a landlord keep for a security deposit in MA?
I moved into my apartment in April 2012, I paid 1650.00 first months rent, 1650.00 last month rent and 1650.00 for Security. I have now signed a renew...
1 1 year 9 weeks ago
by Carolyn10250
1 year 9 weeks ago
by The Editor
IS there a federal law says domestic violence victims can not be evicted
My tenant incurred some fines by the condo mngt. Though She pays rent, she has been behind fine payment. They are tenant at will now after one yr. the...
1 1 year 9 weeks ago
by mall
1 year 9 weeks ago
by The Editor
Who must make and pay for repairs in MA: landlord or tenant?
Hi! I have a question. Our tub started acting weird and clogging up. The landlord said use draino and things went ok. Then a month or so after, it sta...
1 1 year 9 weeks ago
by natsuki5381
1 year 9 weeks ago
by The Editor
Terms of tenancy at will after lease expires under MA law
I heard by paying rent, a tenant becomes tenant at will automatically regardless if a landlord gives a mo by mo lease or not. Is this true? If a tenan...
3 1 year 9 weeks ago
by mall
1 year 9 weeks ago
by admin
Problem with Roommate
I own a condo in Salem, MA, and have an issue with someone that I have been renting a room to for a couple of years. Thee is no lease; he's a month-t...
4 1 year 10 weeks ago
by sartoris13
1 year 9 weeks ago
by sartoris13
Front door that does not lock or close
The new apartment I moved into in Cambridge has 2 units. I am concerned about the legality of a few aspects of the doors and locks. 1) The main do...
1 1 year 12 weeks ago
by Browncoat
1 year 9 weeks ago
by Boston Probate ...

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