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06 July 2012 @ 12:01 pm
tenants rights in MA  
You know that bully landlord who doesn't know and/or respect tenants' rights, and tries to run roughshod over their tenants? I hate that shit.

Unfortunately, a good friend of mine is dealing with this right now, and she could really use some help, in particular regarding communicating with the landlords to protect her rights in the last couple of months of her tenancy.

She already knows about the Massachusetts Tenant Handbook, but she's looking for other resources, especially who can provide protective language to include in a letter or other communications.

Are you or do you know someone who could take a few minutes to give her some pointers re: legal language and protection, or possibly even write a letter on her behalf with legal letterhead to make them back off a bit? This is in Somerville, MA. If so, please get in touch with me and I'll connect everyone.
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barodarbarodar on July 7th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
You might refer her to the Cambridge legal services and counseling center. They provide free legal services, and might be able to point her in the right direction. Good luck!

http://www.clsacc.org/housing.html
pywaket on July 13th, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
I've used Joe Ross a couple of times (both as a landlord and a tenant) and he's a real stand-up guy. I recommend him highly. http://attorneyross.com/


He even has some stuff on the web that your friend might find helpful:

http://www.gis.net/~groucho/tenant.html

Best of luck to your friend.