All across Boston, thousands of individuals choose to rent their homes and serve as landlords. Just as many others enter into agreements as tenants. Such transactions occur on a daily basis. Both landlords and tenants are protected under Massachusetts’s General Law c. 186. Each party must follow guidelines to make the agreement legally valid, with roles and expectations clearly written out. If an individual fails to uphold their side of the contract, legal action should be taken. At The Dunn Law Group, our Boston real estate lawyers have extensive knowledge and understanding about landlord/tenant matters. They can help protect your rights.
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There are two main types of tenancy/tenancy with a lease and tenancy-at-will. The form of tenancy will determine the rights and responsibilities of each party involved.
Under M.G.L. c. 186, § 15A-F, §16, landlords and tenant have certain obligations to each other. The renter must pay rent in a timely manner, respect the property they inhabit, and follow rules. In return, landlords must provide clean, safe premises that comply with the Massachusetts Sanitary Code. If either party violates their responsibilities, they may suffer legal repercussions.
It is unlawful of a landlord to seize their property without giving the tenant prior warning. The property owner must follow certain rules in order to evict a renter. Depending on why the renter is being evicted, there are certain guidelines that must be followed.
If the tenant does not voluntarily move with their belongings by the specified date, the landlord may engage sheriffs or constables to forcibly remove the tenant. They can also change the locks, but only after the court designated date.
If you are involved in a landlord tenant dispute, make sure your rights are protected. Our real estate lawyers in Boston can help! The Dunn Law Group, P.C. has over 15 years of experience and put the clients first. We have concentrated skills and knowledge about Boston’s property laws and can use that to help your. Each is treated with respect and given personalized attention. We use a results-oriented approach to our work that is cost-effective and efficient.
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