Yes. A landlord may start eviction proceedings if one month's rent is due. First the landlord must serve a 14 day notice to quit. Thereafter the landlord must file a summary process ( eviction) action against the tenant in Housing Court. The tenant has the right to raise defenses to the claim. Under certain circumstances, the tenant may pay what is due before court and retain the tenancy. This information should help you.
Good luck with your problem. See a lawyer for help with this.
A guest overdosed in my house i had no knowledge of the drug use can I get evicted when I have a meeting with the property manager
The landlord can start eviction proceedings after the meeting with the property manager. That means that the tenant must receive notice of the termination of the lease. Thereafter, the landlord may file a summary process (eviction) action against the tenant in the New Bedford Housing Court. If the tenancy is in public housing, the lease probably provides for an administrative hearing after the meeting with the property manager. The tenant has the right to present witnesses and defenses as to why the tenancy should not be terminated. Here is information on your rights in public housing. Good luck with this problem. You should retain a lawyer because evictions are difficult to handle without one.See question
I recently purchased a three family house. The 3rd floor unit was empty when I purchased the house, but the 1st and 2d floor had tenants. The tenant on the 1st floor, had a lease with the former owner but his lease ended in October. The tenant on...
A landlord in this situation can serve the tenants with a thirty day (full rental period) Notice to Quit. You don't have to state a reason. After the expiration of the Notice, you may file a summary process case against the tenants in the Housing Court. Most cases end with a settlement, which is a court order, providing a date certain that the tenants must vacate. This is a site from the Mass Bar which provide useful information on this.
To raise the rent, a landlord must serve a thirty day notice to quit, terminating the tenancy, and offering a new tenancy at the new rent. The tenant can either accept or not. If the tenant does not accept, then the landlord has already served the notice to quit, and can just file a summary process case against the tenants.
Landlord and tenant law is very technical. You should consult a lawyer, so you do it correctly and don't lose time and money.
You need to ask a question on a particular topic and give the lawyers something to answer. Potentially, there are many defenses available in a Massachusetts eviction case depending on what issues are presented.See question
I'm curious about 239 section 3 of MGLs, namely, the last paragraph which says that a landlord isn't obligated to accept full satisfaction of a judgement. If a money order is received by a landlord or their attorney, how long do they have to s...
If you are engaged in a summary process case, you should retain a lawyer because you do know what this statute means. The court considers the balance of rent paid, when it actually is paid in full. This section means that a landlord can accept something short of full payment, and still evict the tenant. Therefore if the full amount of rent found by the court to be due and owing is not paid in full within ten days of the entry of judgment, execution can issue, and the landlord may evict the tenant after serving the forty-eight hour notice. Good luck with this problem. See a lawyer.See question
The recording would contain evidence needed for conviction of perjury by multiple individuals with family ties to court staff.
Anything is possible, however, the better question is whether it is likely. I would say probably not. I had a case on appeal in which the Clerk's office in the lower court misplaced the record, leading to a lengthy delay. I finally went there, and the clerks allowed me to help them search for it. We finally found it underneath a desk. Everyone misplaces something or makes a mistake at one point or another, which does not mean it was intentional. Good luck with this.See question
I told my tenants that we were not renewing the lease, as we're not going to be renting our house anymore. they understood, and we gave them a year to find another place, because they have 3 kids. However, we know that they will find it easier t...
Because the lease itself contains the termination date, you do not have to serve a notice to quit to terminate the lease. You may file a summary process action to evict the tenant after the lease ends. If you accept rent after the termination of the lease, that converts the tenancy into a tenancy at will, and you will have to serve a thirty day notice to quit before you can file a summary process case against the tenant. This information put out by the Massachusetts Court system will provide further information for you. http://www.mass.gov/courts/selfhelp/housing/eviction-landlords.html
Good luck with this problem. Consult a lawyer, and treat this as a business, otherwise you will lose money and time on this problem.
Hi, thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I currently have a restraining against my ex husband, for extreme verbal harassment and abuse. This happened before I filed for divorce, as he was abusing me and our two baby kids, however I am...
Call the Fall River Women's Center. http://www.thewomenscentersc.com.
Tell them you are a victim of domestic violence and need to see someone ASAP. They can give you a counselor who can accompany you to the police station to ask to speak to a supervisor., and explain what happened. The Bristol County DA's office usually takes these cases very seriously.
Call South Coastal Counties Legal Services. They have a priority for domestic violence. cases. They assist low income victims of domestic violence.
Keep at it. There are services available for you. I am sorry to hear about this terrible problem. Don't give up. The police are not doing their job. Good luck.
I have filed in accordance with the following what does this mean? "Pleadings in this case are being filed by a Plaintiff in Propria Persona, wherein pleadings are to be considered without regard to technicalities. Propria, pleadings are not to b...
As noted, the short answer is yes. All must follow the same rules in order that the case may proceed in an orderly fashion. For example, all of the cases you cite are from courts from outside the jurisdiction and need not be followed by a Massachusetts; Consult a lawyer. Good luck with this problem.See question
The Stipulation to dismiss lists the following point: The parties further acknowledge that, upon approval by the Court, the within Stipulation becomes a Court Order and both parties are required to follow it. Although the case is being dism...
The first answer is correct. Usually a dismissal does not contain any orders. Nevertheless, without reading the rest of the Stipulation in this case it is impossible to say for certain. A case could be dismissed upon one or both of the parties meeting certain conditions. Can say without reading the stipulation here. Consult a lawyer to be certain.See question