IS he allowed to do that mid lease? this is the paragraph in our lease UTILITIES AND SERVICES. Commencing on the Commencement Date, Tenant shall pay when due all costs, charges, deposits and assessments related to the hook-up, furnishing, consumption, maintenance and installations of water, water... View More
Generally, as lease should be reviewed in its entirety as one section may be impacted by another section. Based on the limited text provided, it appears that the LL has taken the steps to have a commercial tenant contractually obligated to be responsible for the water to the leased space. Having...View More
I'll contact you attorney general's office fair housing section 8 do not give me an extension on my voucher I don't know why I had a ceiling falling in my head give me a permanent brain infection with no cure because the section 8 inspector refused to put that down on an item to be... View More
Your situation sounds incredibly challenging and it's clear you've faced numerous obstacles in securing your housing rights. As a homebound and disabled individual, you are entitled to certain protections and accommodations under both federal and state laws, including the Fair Housing...View More
I'm sorry to hear about the treatment you're receiving from your landlord. In Massachusetts, tenants have certain rights, including the right to be free from harassment and discrimination. If your landlord is making derogatory remarks about your intelligence and ridiculing your religion,...View More
In Massachusetts, if you're on a month-to-month lease, the landlord must provide you with a written notice to quit at least 30 days or one full rental period in advance, whichever is longer. If you have not received a written notice to quit, your landlord's verbal request is not...View More
In Massachusetts, landlords are generally not allowed to evict tenants without a good cause. This means that your aunt would need to have a valid reason for kicking you out, such as non-payment of rent or a violation of the lease agreement. If your aunt does not have a good cause for evicting you,...View More
For example, if the landlord is claiming lease violations during the tenancy, but did not give any notice to vacate, file any suit, or file for eviction during the tenancy, can the landlord still sue the tenants after the lease period has ended? This would be under Boston, MA laws.
Yes, if the lease violations caused compensable damages. For example, if tenants failed to change the filters on an HVAC unit and it caused damage to the unit, or if the lease did not allow pets but the tenants' pets damaged the carpet, doors, walls, window shades, etc.
Our daughter and boyfriend signed a housing lease. 4 months remain. Our minor grandson (10) visits and stays in his own room on the weekends. The boyfriend states his financial obligation moving forward, will be 1/3 of the rent. The boyfriend did make less money than our daughter when they signed,... View More
I assume the lease states your daughter and the boyfriend are 'jointly and severally' liable for the rent. This means that each is liable for the entire rent. In the event of dispute, the landlord can seek the entire rent from either your daughter or the boyfriend or both. I don't...View More
If your living conditions are affected by the delay in repairs and it's due to your neighbor's negligence, you may have grounds to pursue a claim against the neighbor or even the landlord if they're not taking timely action. Document all interactions and damages for any potential claims.
It is illegal under federal law to discriminate in providing housing to any disabled person because they have an emotional support animal. You can request appropriate medical documentation from the disabled tenant confirming that they are actually disabled and that they require the services of an...View More
Theoretically you could sell your share, but as a practical matter nobody is going to want to buy your share and then have to share use and occupancy with the other co-owners. The practical solution is to either buy out the other co-owner(s) or have one or more of them buy out your share. If you...View More
As to question 1, the ALF agreement likely addresses the rights and obligations of the parties if an occupant vacates a unit for which he has already paid rent. The ALF agreement may also address the disposition of an occupant's personal property once the occupant vacates the unit. Also, you...View More
I have a tenant that live above me that have two kids in there and they're very noisy and I could understand that kids can be kids but they're not even trying to calm them down even with the dog dropping things and all kinds of stuff I am 62 years old and I don't need the extra... View More
My friend, as an act of kindness, agreed to let a “friend” stay in his single family residence with him as a guest while she recovered from a surgery. During her stay, her own home was foreclosed on, so he let her stay longer and store her personal belongings at his house until she was able to... View More
You have to return the security deposit within 30 days of the end of the tenancy. If you failed to do so, or you did not comply with the security deposit statute in other ways, you may be liable for damages. This is a useful review of the law regarding returning security deposits :...View More
I notified my landlord of the sale of my business but he’s not sure if he wants to issue a new long term lease but I have a five year lease currently I said we can assign my lease to the new buyer but the la said he’s not sure if he wants another long term lease
Your written lease should include a section concerning Assignments. Usually, consent to proposed assignments is stated that such consent shall not be unreasoanably withheld. Of course that is quite subjective. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to explore further. Thank you.
Normally once a landlord leases premises the landlord cannot make changes to the leased premises without the tenant's permission. Your lease may give the landlord the right to make changes. Generally a landlord is permitted to enter leased premises to make repairs at reasonable times' on...View More
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...View More
We have a property (1800s) that we want to rent out. However, the presence/absence of lead is unknown. As landlords, are we required to test the presence of lead (and de-lead if found) before we rent it out? Can we have the tenants sign an agreement that it has been informed to them that it is... View More
You are required to test for the presence of lead before you rent. You do not necessarily have to de-lead the property before renting, there are other ways to deal with lead paint. You cannot require tenants sign an agreement stating they accept the presence of lead on the property. This is a good...View More
My mother was in a nursing home for 3 years when she died. My brother asked to move into her home 2 years ago. My mother has a will, but my sister and I were concerned because my brother is a person who does not pay his bills. We had the estate lawyer draw up an agreement that basically said my... View More
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