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14 day notice to quit and damages

I am a landlord and am sending a second 14-day notice to my tenant (the last one was in November, and she cured, but stopped her December check). In addition to rent, I'd like to charge her some fees - the constable's fees, the stop-check fee and late fees for Nov. and Dec. (Late fees are spelled out in her rental agreement). Can I do this, and should I include these fees on the "rent owed" line of the notice to quit, or do I need to go through a separate process?

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I would keep it simple with the notice to quit and only include the amount of rent owed.  When you file your complaint, then you will need to make sure you include all costs allowed by the TAW Agreement.  Follow this link for more information about when late fees are allowed under MA law.

 

 



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