Q: Hello, I'm have an issue with a landlord that is not returning a deposit and it has been well over 30 days.
It was a month to month lease. No Damages. She has retained a lawyer. I have reached out to him, given him details last week via a text, he has not not responded to my calls or messages.
A: Massachusetts security deposit (if that is what you are talking about) law is very favorable to the tenant, but there are very particular aspects to the law. Go to masslegalhelp and read up on a landlord's obligation to return a security deposit (if that is what you are talking about) If appropriate, write the landlord a G.L. c. 93A demand letter. If that doesn't get a response, file a small claims action against the landlord and, if appropriate, seek multiple damages.
A: You have a consumer protection violation and should seek this type of legal representation as landlord's failure to respond with an appropriate settlement within the period of the 30 days from date of receipt of the claim properly made is also actionable and you may be awarded reasonable legal fees and up to treble damages.
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