Tenants

Tenants have numerous rights available to them under the laws of the Commonwealth. However, it is important that a tenant know their rights in order to adequately exercise them. There are many complex ordinances, regulations and laws in which a landlord must adhere to. If a landlord violates the rights of a tenant, Massachusetts law provides stiff penalties for even a seemingly innocent violation. In addition, there are many fee shifting statutes in Massachusetts which allow for an award of the tenant’s attorney’s fees. The court can actually order the landlord to pay the cost of the tenant’s attorney as part of a judgement, even where the tenant has not previously paid their attorney. The reason for these fee shifting statutes is to encourage representation for the indigent population whose rights are being violated and who otherwise could not afford to pay an attorney. The Law Office of Jonathan D. Molleur commonly takes on tenant representation pursuant to the fee shifting statutes in Massachusetts. If you have received a notice to quit, are going through an eviction, or dealing with bad conditions in your apartment, contact Attorney Jonathan D. Molleur for a free case evaluation. Depending on the circumstances we may take on your case for little or no cost. Initial consultations are always free and confidential.

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