How do I get rid of my roommate's cat? Can I call animal control?
3 attorney answers
Sounds like you need an Idaho answer: I suggest investing in a snapping turtle and "leave it out" where your roommate allows her demon cat to roam.
Yes, I am kidding. However, if this entitled woman is violating a provision of your lease, get rid of her, the cat will follow. You may want to ask your landlord to assist maybe he or she can simply ask her to leave and tell your roommate she is in violation of the terms and conditions of a lease. Otherwise, it sounds like there is a lease provision that puts the burden of eviction on your shoulders--and that sucks. See if your court has free online forms and make sure to follow ALL instructions to a "T"--IF you have to go to court, you might as well sue her for your vet bills. Make sure to get copies of your bills, descriptions of injuries from your vet, and have a roommate witness who can testify concerning the instance and disposition of her cat. Good luck!
I don't know Mass. law, let alone Boston rent code, but the longer this 4th person is there, the more likely she'll have a legal argument to remain. It sounds like her presence threatens your own lease. I'd check with city landlord/tenant agencies or a tenant attorney on how to evict her ASAP.
1. You can sue her for the costs of the vet care your cat needed after it was attacked by her cat.
2. WHY is a fourth person in the residence, in violation of the lease?
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