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).
With thousands of college students set to invade Massachusetts the next week, the Chief of Boston's Inspectional Services Department is letting local landlords know that he intends to enforce an eight year old ordinance barring no more than four undergraduate students from living together in off-campus apartments and houses.
If you are a Massachusetts landlord who has already followed proper eviction procedures and the court found that you are entitled to a judgment and execution for possession, or perhaps you entered into a Summary Process Agreement for Judgment with your tenants, which requires them to vacate by a certain date, here is important information you should know if the tenant files a Motion to Stay, thereby requesting additional time to move.
The best way to protect against a burglary in Massachusetts is to be well-informed. That starts with learning the who, what, when, where, why, and how of burglaries, so tenants can better understand what they are up against. Landlords should take action by familiarizing your tenants with common security mistakes to avoid, and by implementing simple do-it-yourself tips and tricks for burglar-proofing your properties.