I had major issues with my landlord. Mixed meters, huge electric bills, plumbing issues and mold. Had to throw away everything I had in storage. Tools stolen, they did illegal work in the house, cease & desist sign on my window, no insulation and many more issues. My lease was up on the 15th. They said I could stay till end of month (31st) I left on the morning of the 20th. She charged me for 5 days plus interest.. can she do that?
Technically your landlord is entitled to a full month's rent if you overstayed your lease by any portion of a month, however, the things you describe could also entitle you to several months rent as well. Unless the landlord sues you for this money, you can probably just ignore the request. If they sue you, bring all your claims as well, or be proactive and talk to an attorney about pressing your own claims first. Tenant claims often come with attorneys fees so many lawyers take these cases on contingency.
I am a Massachusetts attorney and answer questions based on Massachusetts law. The above answer is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship or constitute legal advice.
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