I live in mass...
I live in mass , 7 years we had a lease for a 2 bedroom apartment we gave $1300.00 for first month's rent and $1300.00 as a security deposit, which clearly states it on the lease, now the lease was for 1 year aND after that they never renew the lease, we have been living there for additional 6 years as month to month, I guess tenant at will, but they kept the security deposit since then and never gave anything within 30 days of the lease showing it wento into a separate account and/or never received any interest from the landlord. Now they are trying to evict myself and wife which we have court ordered custody of my granddaughter who's on SSI for a disability and is only 3 years old , they are trying to evict us becausee my daughter and her boyfriend live downstairs in a legal in-law apartment which they rented out to 3 other people before them , they haven't paid theit rent in 3 months so he's saying I'm responsible for their rent because he was getting the checks from me, mind you for the last 1 and half years I wrote out 2 checks one for me and my wife and on for my daughter who gave me the money and I gave the check ,again separate checks, the landlord confronted me at the time and said I cant rent out the lower level because you have kids there and if I rent it out to someone who doesn't have kids I will keep having someone movingredients in and out so he said why don't you ask your daughter to move in and it will be 600 for that apartment and 1300 for yours ,now he never did a formal lease or anything with any of us since she moved in , I've continued to text him telling him this isnt my responsibility for them to pay we have 2 different apartments but he says your responsible becausweet she's you daughter and I'm not getting invloved with family matters, what are my rights , a) I'm most concerned about my security deposit, can I sue him for 3 times the amount for not giving me the interest, no Bank account information, and it's been 6 years since the written lease was up, b) he gave me an ultimatum back when he asked about having my daughter move in , he said if she doesn't move in then you will need to find yourself other liVing arrangements because I can't rent to people who doesn't have kids. I told him I don't want to move ,I'm comfortable here , he said then ask your daughter to move in, it's as he was intimidating me because he knew I didn't want to move , what are my rights , thank you
Lawyer's Assistant: PayPal, Debitcard or credit card are all fine. Are you both on the lease or title? Do you both contribute to the rent or mortgage?
My wife and I both pay the rent. But he sent a notice to leave with my name and my wife and also put the two people downstairs on it ,my daughter and he boyfriend again it's 2 separate apartments
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No i think that should do it