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Posted over 1 year ago.

Is it advisable that I do sign it? Should I get a lawyer?

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Posted over 1 year ago.

One more question - The Notice to Quit as well as a second notice were TAPED TO MY DOOR on 1/16 and 1/23 respectively. The documents I read indicated this notice should be "hand delivered" or "mailed", am I correct?

Please advise.

Douglas Richard Lloyd Jr.
Douglas Richard Lloyd Jr., Real Estate Attorney - Charlton, MA
Posted over 1 year ago.

As is frequently the case with questions like this: It depends. Based on your other question (or at least what I believe is your other question; it's very similar), it looks like the landlord is acting within his rights to terminate your tenancy in terms of the notice being given and it looks like part of the reason for it is substantial construction needs to take place which would impact your rental premises.

If you're planning on complying with the notice to quit anyway, then you can sign it and return a copy to the landlord, but you don't even have to do that if you don't want to. If not (i.e., you want to force the landlord to evict you), you will probably want to consult with an attorney in your area who specializes in landlord-tenant matters to advise you. The Bristol County Bar Association may be a helpful place to start, if you don't know where to look. Hope that helps!

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Posted over 1 year ago.

Thanks. What about the fact that my landlord taped the notices to my door? Is that appropriate method of delivery?

Douglas Richard Lloyd Jr.
Douglas Richard Lloyd Jr., Real Estate Attorney - Charlton, MA
Posted over 1 year ago.

There is no one defined way to effect service of the notice. If the landlord can prove that you got the notice, that's all he needs to do.

Douglas Richard Lloyd Jr.
Douglas Richard Lloyd Jr., Real Estate Attorney - Charlton, MA
Posted over 1 year ago.

But again, if you're planning on quitting the premises anyway, this entire discussion is moot.