East Bridgewater, MA asked in Contracts for Massachusetts

Q: Could the phrase "may have guests for a duration of no more than X days." be taken as either "at a time" vs "in total"?

I am wondering if there is any ambiguity in that statement given that a duration could be considered a consecutive period of time and there is no mention of any actual total term or time frame

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Massachusetts attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for two weeks. You raise a valid point. As a general matter, those terms could be seen as ambiguous. They could have probably been drafted in a manner that was clearer as to whether it meant guests for any given visit, or total guests for a given term, as you point out. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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