I rent my attic to a person who got mad about something and called the building inspector. The inspector declared the attic unfit for human habitation and ordered that no one occupy it after today. I doubt that it can be brought to code, and I do not wish to do that. The rent is $375 per month, including utilities. Do I need to put him in a hotel, or does he simply need to leave? If so, for how long? Do I need to evict him? How much notice do I give him
Yes you need to evict him. Until you evict him, you are responsible for the cost of alternative housing. If you don't provide it, he can sue you for the costs (and potentially all the rent he's paid for your attic space as well.) Before doing anything else, talk to a lawyer here. You may be looking at a lot of liability and a lawyer may be able to help you minimize it.
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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