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Ways to Terminate in MA (by Johnny B. [MA]) Jun 16, 2019 10:51 AM
       Ways to Terminate in MA (by Steve [MA]) Jun 16, 2019 11:22 AM
       Ways to Terminate in MA (by bet [MA]) Jun 16, 2019 11:38 AM
       Ways to Terminate in MA (by Steve [MA]) Jun 16, 2019 5:34 PM
       Ways to Terminate in MA (by bet [MA]) Jun 17, 2019 6:26 PM
       Ways to Terminate in MA (by Johnny B. [MA]) Jun 18, 2019 7:21 AM

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Ways to Terminate in MA (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 10:51 AM
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Iím writing this post as a follow-up on the Am I doing it wrong post by RentsDue[MA]. In that post multiple ways to terminate a rental agreement in Mass were discussed. Most of us are all familiar with a 14-day notice for non-payment of rent, and the 30-day notice for possession. However, that thread also discussed a 7-day notice. My understanding is that a 7-day notice can only be used if the tenant is on a lease and not a TAW. I thought that for a TAW, a 30-day notice had to be used if the LL wanted to terminate the agreement for any reason besides non-payment of rent. Am I mistaken? Can a 7-day notice be used for a TAW if the rental agreement clearly specified the reasons why a 7-day notice would be utilized?

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Ways to Terminate in MA (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 11:22 AM
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As long as you have the 7 day notice info written into your rental agreement, I don't see why it couldn't be used for either MTM or term tenancies. --96.237.xx.xx




Ways to Terminate in MA (by bet [MA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 11:38 AM
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MA law dictates that a 30 notice is required from either the owner or tenant to terminate a tenancy for either a lease or MTM, for lease the lease violations on the notice has to be specified. 7 day notice are used for rooming houses where the agreement is a weekly rental. --73.227.xxx.xxx




Ways to Terminate in MA (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2019 5:34 PM
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Bet, actually you can have a 7 day notice for certain things provided it's in your written rental agreement.

Termination by Landlord: The Landlord may terminate this lease because of:

a. Serious or repeated violation of lease;

b. Violation of Federal, State, or local law that imposes obligations on the Tenant in connection with the occupancy or use of the unit and premises;

c. criminal activity by any member of the household, a guest or other person under the Tenant's control which (I) threatens the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents; (ii)threatens the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of their residences by persons residing in the immediate vicinity of the premises; (iii)any drug-related criminal activity on or near the premises;

d. Abuse of alcohol that threatens the health, safety or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents;

e. Other good cause;

Where the Tenant has failed to pay rent, Landlord may terminate the tenancy by a written notice, effective fourteen (14) days after notice is given. In all other cases Landlord may terminate the tenancy by a written notice effective seven (7) days after notice is given. The Landlord shall also be entitled to any and all other remedies provided by law. All rights and remedies are to be cumulative and not exclusive.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Landlord may immediately terminate this lease for any act or conduct of the Tenant, household member or guest which entitles the Landlord to evict or enjoin the Tenant under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 139, Section 19

--96.237.xx.xx




Ways to Terminate in MA (by bet [MA]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2019 6:26 PM
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thanks Steve --73.227.xxx.xxx




Ways to Terminate in MA (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Jun 18, 2019 7:21 AM
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Thanks Steve, appreciate the clarification. --107.77.xxx.xx



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