Gardner, MA asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Massachusetts

Q: Can I be evicted?

I live in my mother’s husbands apartment , he owns the property not my mother. Her name isn’t on it at all. They are separating and they fight really really bad. . He came tonight to collect our rent check and was fine, nice and all good! Apparently they are fighting again and he is threatening to evict me. For what reason? Does he have any ground to stand on doing that? Our lease is signed every year and isn’t up until October 2018, which I know he doesn’t have to renew but as far as evicting goes, can he do that?

1 Lawyer Answer
John Espinosa
John Espinosa
  • Lowell, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Here is a good resource for the basics:

Then look at it from the lanlord's perspective, which outlines the steps to begin eviction:

And for even deeper than that:

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