Cambridge, MA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: What is the process when a tenant dies? He paid his rent for all of December.

On December 17th, we met with the owner who gave her 30 days. And just a few days ago, she is asking for rent when the 30 days are not up. What can a landlord do at that point? Can they legally change the locks? What options do we legally have? Thank you for your time in advance.

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Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Meet with your attorney to enable them to negotiate with the administrator, executor, executrix, or landlord. It is difficult to discern which party you are.

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