Fall River, MA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Massachusetts

Q: Should I let know a landlord that I am suing them?

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Zachary Alan Waksman
Zachary Alan Waksman
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: I cannot answer your question based on the facts you have provided. It depends in part on why you want to sue your landlord. Certain actions taken by your landlord may constitute violations of the consumer protection statute, Chapter 93A. Since you are probably renting your apartment to use as your home, such violations, if they exist, would fall under Chapter 93A, Section 9. In this context, Section 9 requires tenants to provide the landlord with notice of your claims and allow 30 days for the landlord to produce a response and an offer of settlement. After that 30 day period ends, you would be allowed to file your lawsuit.

However, please be advised that what I have described to you is only a hypothetical. It is not and is not intended to be legal advice. There is not enough information. You should consult an attorney about your situation so you can be accurately and thoroughly advised about your rights, the potential damages against you, and the filing process.

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