John Keramaris’s Answers

John Keramaris

Woburn Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. I rent a appartment with my kids in a first floor can my lanlord put camera in the basement where we wash clothes?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John Keramaris
    2. James Ostendorf
    3. Michael J. Szklasz
    3 lawyer answers

    If it's a common area shared by other tenants then yes, your landlord can install surveillance.

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  2. My tenants moved out and still owe $550- do I have any recourse other than small claims? Can I ding their credit with agencies

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John Keramaris
    2. Michael J. Szklasz
    3. E. Alexandra Golden
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4 lawyer answers

    Your only avenue is small claims. Just put your head down and move on. There is no law I've heard of that requires locks to be "changed."

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  3. Can I send a letter to Court Magistrate along with my citation?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Thomas A. Ozbolt
    2. John Keramaris
    3. Neil S Tassel
    4. Martsyl Joseph
    5. Alex R. Hess
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    The clerk might (likely won't) read anything you send in until the hearing. Go to the hearing. Explain your side. The clerk may be inclined to dismiss the matter if you can show you obtained your license shortly after issuance of the citation.

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  4. DUI appeals

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. John Keramaris
    2. Terri D. Leary
    3. Michael Block
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question provides no details whatsoever. Nobody will be able to provide you any advice of any meaning whatsoever. Talk to a local lawyer and pay them well for their time.

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  5. Can an employer that has not had me sign a contract, require me to do more work?

    Answered 17 days ago.

    1. John Keramaris
    2. Jesse Curtis Rose
    3. Paul Holt Spitz
    3 lawyer answers

    Last time I checked slavery was abolished in the 1860's. I think you're good.

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  6. I am evicting a section 8 tenant with an at will lease for nonpayment of rent and go to court Thursday. How can I prepare?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Jonathan A Berk
    2. John Keramaris
    3. Shawn B Alexander
    4. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4 lawyer answers

    you might have some problems on Thursday. Pay a lawyer to show up with you. It is worth the pittance that you will pay them.

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  7. Clerk refused my request for a new hearing date for a traffic ticket even though I was only 10 minutes late now am guilty

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. John Keramaris
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Andrew W. Cowan
    4. E. Alexandra Golden
    5. Michael J Palumbo
    5 lawyer answers

    You can appeal to a judge. If you expect to be taken seriously try this class. It's designed for people that got tickets in ma http://ilawlearning.com/course/ma-speeding-ticket-defense/

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  8. Is landlord liable for damages if town evicts tenants for zoning infraction?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Michael J. Szklasz
    2. John Keramaris
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes the tenant can sue the landlord. Suit should be handled by counsel or part(ies) will be laughed out of court.

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  9. I have a question about tenants breaking the lease. Is electrial pdf version of lease without signatures legal to court?

    Answered 25 days ago.

    1. John Keramaris
    2. James Ostendorf
    3. J. Larnard
    3 lawyer answers

    Should be fine to support lease in court but your remedies are limited to money damages

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  10. Do I need a real estate lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Keramaris
    2. Erik Hammarlund
    3. Melissa Suarez
    3 lawyer answers

    In answering, I will presume that the deposit has not been returned. GL ch. 186 sec. 15b governs security deposits. You may have a claim for treble damages, attorneys' fees and costs. Contact an attorney immediately to discuss your claim. It may be straightened out in relatively short order with a demand letter.

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