Yes, the landlord can sue the tenant for rent owed as well as any other damages in a Civil Action or through Small Claims. The procedures for Civil Actions are…[ CLICK HERE ]
If the court finds for the landlord and grants no stays of execution, the tenant has ten (10) days to appeal from the date that the Clerk's Office enters judgment.…[ CLICK HERE ]
If the landlord decides to commence an eviction action because I will not pay the rent increase, even if I have no defense to the eviction, can I still ask…[ CLICK HERE ]
Unless it is an emergency, no landlord can enter an apartment, absent a lease provision or a court order. Pursuant to G.L. c. 186, §15B, a lease for residential property…[ CLICK HERE ]
My landlord has threatened to change the locks to the apartment if I do not pay my rental arrearage. Can he do this?
No. As a tenant, you are entitled to a Notice to Quit and a Summons for a hearing in court for nonpayment of rent. The landlord cannot use self-help to…[ CLICK HERE ]
The tenancy between the parties is a legal contract. It cannot be changed by one side. The tenant can agree to a rent increase. But if the tenant does not…[ CLICK HERE ]
You should first tell the landlord about the violations. If this does not work, you can contact your local Board of Health, or Inspectional Services, asking them to inspect the…[ CLICK HERE ]