Many Massachusetts landlords are unaware that before charging tenants for hotwater and sewer service, they must comply with the requirements of the Massachusetts Water Sewer Sub-Metering Law.
- Non-payment of rent
- Violations of lease provisions
- Nuisance/damage to unit
- Illegal activity such as drug use
- Refusal to agree to lease extension or renewal
- Failure to provide access
- Subtenant not approved by landlord
- Landlord requires premises for housing for family member
- Post-foreclosure and occupant refuses to pay fair market rent
Whether you are a tenant or landlord faced with an eviction problem, contact the Law Offices of Renee Lazar at 978-844-4095 to schedule a FREE one hour no obligation consultation to learn of your rights.
Massachusetts tenants in eviction ("summary process") cases have the option of suing the landlord who is trying to evict them, in an action known as a counterclaim. A counterclaim, is a lawsuit brought against the party who first filed the lawsuit. Counterclaims are permitted in eviction cases brought for a tenant's failure to pay rent or a no-fault eviction. Counterclaims are not permitted for cause evictions (ex. violating the terms of a lease).