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The answer is yes.
First of all, the landlord can terminate a month to month lease for any reason or no reason at all. This is true. However, they have to give proper notice to do so.
Per Mass. General Laws Ch. 186, the landlord has to give three months notice, but if the rent reserved is payable at periods of less than three months, the time of such notice is sufficient if it is equal to the interval between the days of payment or thirty days, whichever is longer. In practice for month to month verbal lease, this means a month's notice.
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