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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Massachusetts on
Q: I lost my job in september and no longer could afford my rent. I went to the leasing office and they told me that i

would have to pay three months to move out with 60 days notice. then a month later my apartment flooded. I went and asked them to break my lease...again.. they said that i would have to pay 3 months to move out that the only thing they could do for me was move me to another unit and once i did they... Read more »

Paul D. Lambert
Paul D. Lambert answered on Jan 12, 2017

The Western Housing Court has jurisdiction over residential properties in Springfield.

If you have a Lease (and from your description you do) and if you are unable to pay that Lease (and it appears that you have not) then the Landlord/Management Company can bring a Summary Process Action...
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Q: I wanted to know if the landlord doesnt allow dogs but you get a letter can they still not allow the dog
Paul D. Lambert
Paul D. Lambert answered on Jan 12, 2017

Unless you either lived in the property and owned a dog PRIOR to the Landlord purchasing OR have a Certified Service Animal, then the Landlord can deny your having a dog on/in the property.

AND, even if you had a dog prior to the Landlord purchasing the property, unless there is a written...
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