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This is regarding a tenant landlord issue in the state of

This is regarding a tenant landlord issue in the state of mass. I am the landlord and the tenant is an agency that runs a group home in my house for men with autism. It would be important to speak with someone who knows these aspects of the law well.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Served 3 day notice to vacate - lease expires on 8/31 - home

served 3 day notice to vacate - lease expires on 8/31 - home renting has been sold - earnestly searching for new home, unsuccessful so far, may have some good news tomorrow - unable to move out by Wed, what are my options?

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Barrister

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I have been renting a room in my home for the past year.

I have been renting a room in my home for the past year. When I asked the renter to leave, he very rudely refused to do so. Per your advise, on July 17 I presented the renter with a Notice of Termination of Tenancy as of Sept.17. If he refuses to vacate the premises on Sept. 17, what would be my next step?

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Richard

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I was trying to read other questions before asking mine.

Hi pearl I was trying to read other questions before asking mine. Mine is a long one and it's for a rental. I was the tenant. Is this a you question or someone else?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Sorry!! Virginia. I'm super stressed. I think my last landlord wants to sue us??JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I came here firstJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Yes but it's long. Can I give a condensed version?

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LawTalk

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I am buying a second home and will be using it as a vacation

Hi, I am buying a second home and will be using it as a vacation rental. The loan broker asks me what kind of ownership we will have - joined tenancy, tenants in common, living trust etc. I have no idea. I, myself, my wife and our daughter are on the title.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: californiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet. I was planning of doing so, but didn't know that I have to answer this question today - that's what the loan broker told me list night (plus 15 other items on the list)JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't know - what else do you need to know

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Loren

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I am being sued for breech of contract by my former

I am being sued for breech of contract by my former landlord. When I moved out at the end of my lease I took pictures of the house and know what repairs needed to be made. They decided to charge me $1649.50 but have refused to give me a breakdown of what each repair that they made actually cost. I put down a $150 pet damage deposit as well as a $600 deposit. Because they have not given me the breakdown I have not paid the additional $1049.50 that they believe I owe. There are many other issues that occurred while I lived in the home such as no running water during the winters, extremely high heating costs and the home was always cold, being told that my not having water was not as important because there were others without electricity, etc. I guess I need to know if I should try and fight there suit or if I should just pay it and wipe my hands of the situation.

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We have tenants that sent us a certified letter, a Request

We have tenants that sent us a certified letter, a Request for Mutual Rescission of Lease. In the letter, they say that the date on the letter will begin the 30-day notice to terminate the lease early..."At the end of the day on September 15, 2016, we will return our three(3) sets of keys and vacate the premises...". They requested a 7-day response and we denied, since we did not wish to sign a rescission. They say they have met with the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority and they have informed them of their rights as tenants, etc.Bottom line is after sending them the denial to sign the rescission and offering them an alternative of a termination to be effective 10/31/16 or when a new tenant is found and a new lease is signed, whichever occurs first (as stated in the current Lease), we have not heard anything back from them with regards ***** ***** Can we hold them to their 30-Day notice if we didn't sign their request to rescind the Lease? We have not released them from any responsibilities under the terms of the lease.The issue we are having now is that they are denying entrance to have repairs done. Example: we have an electrician that is supposed to be installing grounded outlets and bathroom fans (both requested by them). On 8/20/16, we sent an email informing them that he would be there 8/24. Today they denied entrance, saying they need 24 hours advance notice, which they had, but apparently they felt it was important to inform us at the last minute that it wasn't convenient for them... So, we rescheduled the service to Friday 8/26. Now they are saying that isn't convenient for them. It is obvious that they are playing games now. What is considered "unreasonable"? Can we proceed with repairs regardless of whether or not it is "convenient" for them? (The tenant that is giving us a hard time has not been living there since July, according to a previous email that she sent to us!)Our lease says, "...Tenants agree to allow the Landlords or their agents to enter the dwelling upon reasonable advance notice in order to inspect, repair...The tenants will not be unreasonable in denying entry. Landlords may also enter the property without prior consent if it appears to have been neglected, abandoned or if there is any indication of an urgent or emergent situation (actual, suspected or otherwise) and as otherwise permitted by law or court order...". It also stays that we will enter the house monthly to perform regular maintenance checks on the plumbing, furnace, etc. and that we will make arrangements in advance.Questions:1.) Can they deny entrance for repairs repeatedly? If it were an apartment complex and the manager had repairs scheduled, the tenants informed of the work and they would be expected to comply and not interfere.2.) We've informed the tenants of repairs/work that is going to be done in September, too. We are having a new roof installed and work done in the family room. This is scheduled for September 15th. What can we do if they claim it is not convenient for them? They've been given MONTHS advance notice. We can't reschedule this appointment that was made many months ago.3.) Since the lease states that they may be responsible for attorney fees, etc. that we may incur as a result of trying to enforce the terms of the lease, would this apply to them being unreasonable, too?4.) What is the MA Law with regards ***** ***** repairs/work done on a rental property? Can the tenant interfere with scheduled services if they've been given appropriate advance notice?

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legalgems

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I made a joint tenant w/ survivorship deed 10 yrs ago to my

I made a joint tenant w/ survivorship deed 10 yrs ago to my daughter. Since then a lot of changes. I need to make a deed from me to my granddaughter (age 6) with her temp guardian, Susan Brinson Boatwright until my granddaughter reaches age 21. Can I change joint tenant deed to tenant in common? Thanks.

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ScottyMacESQ

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I'm currently living in an apartment and my lease ended

Hi. I'm currently living in an apartment and my lease ended 8/7/16. I paid the month to month amount for August and let the office know I would be vacating 8/31/16. They are now charging me for September's rent which is an astronomical amount.No where in my previous lease does it specify that I have to give any type of notice when paying month to month. Do I need to pay September's rent?

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Loren

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