My lease ends in August. The realty agency wants to show the potential tenents the apartment. However, they are not planing to inform me ahead of time. Is that legal? I'm in Boston. Are realty agencies legally obliged to inform the tenents ahead of time before they enter the apartment?
No, they must give you at a minimum 24 hours notice that they intend to show the apartment.Your landlord, or an agent for your landlord, may only enter your apartment for the following reasons:
The landlord should be reasonable and attempt to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit the apartment. If the landlord insists on entering your apartment in an unreasonable fashion, you may file for a temporary restraining order at your local district court (M.G.L. c. 186, §§ 14 and 15B).
Over 20 years experience handling landlord tenant problems for commercial and residential.
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