Letter received from tenant for intention to move out but didn't move out. Tenant destroy the unit, broken doors, door frame, 2-3 feet garbage, food, sugar drinks,-.., cat urine,(no cat allowed clause ).Most of the doors and frame broken apart. Since it is a side by side duplex , I live on the other side of the house, I started to see some buds coming in for the first time this summer after 14 years I was denied entry and they went to police department and was advised that lessor has NO right for entry but I read MA. Law, Chapter 186, section 15b a (iii) it clearly said I have right of entry within 30 days after the intention termination of tendency. I was not able to advertise for new tenancy because the unit smell like a dumpster, which will cost me to loss the chance to rent it out . Tenant post sign at door " NO PERMISSION TO ENTER" and block the driveway which I had written agreement with them 4 years ago, they have been taken 2 spaces which I kept silent for years but I want to revoke that privilege since they block me to go in to inspect , repair and show to new tenant. Biohazard company said it cost $4000-$8000 to clean and detox but carpet replacement is extra.
Not sure what you are specifically asking. Is the tenant out? If yes, did you have a security deposit to apply? If you did, hopefully you followed the law on collecting and holding it, and then further follow the law to apply it. You can sue in small claims for additional damages.
If the tenant is not yet out, is there a lease or is the tenant at will? If at will, get a 30 day notice properly served and start the eviction process. Once you get to court, you can seek monetary damages. If a lease, have it's terms reviewed by an attorney and proceed on his/her advice.
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