Reasons You Can Sue Your Landlord in Massachusetts

Reasons You Can Sue Your Landlord in Massachusetts

For thousands of years, tenants have been at the mercy of landlords. But while peasants of yesteryear were mistreated by barons and dukes without consequence, landlords today are beholden to the rule of law. If you have been mistreated in any way by your landlord, you should explore your legal options as soon as possible. You may be able to sue them in a civil court and recover considerable financial compensation.

In order to sue your landlord effectively, you will need assistance from an experienced attorney in Massachusetts. Ideally, you should work with a lawyer who has experience with landlord and tenant laws. Our legal professionals can assess your situation during an initial free consultation and provide you with sound advice.

We can guide you forward as you take your next steps, helping you sue your landlord and hold them accountable in a civil court. This may result in a number of positive outcomes, including a settlement.

  • Harassment: If you are sexually harassed by your landlord, you can sue them in a civil court. Landlords may stalk you, arrive unannounced, make unwanted sexual advances, make unwanted sexual advances, and much more. They may even offer to reduce or remove rental costs in exchange for sexual favors. All of this is illegal.
  • Discrimination: Landlords are not allowed to discriminate against certain tenants under the Civil Rights Act. For example, they are not allowed to deny you the right to rent a space due to your race. Landlords may also discriminate against you because of your disability status, your sexual orientation, your religion, and much more.
  • Injury: If you have suffered an injury on the rental property, you may be able to sue your landlord. The injury may have been due to negligence on the part of the landlord. For example, building codes may have been violated, and these violations may have made the property unsafe. Perhaps fire prevention systems were not installed. Maybe mold was allowed to develop. The list goes on.
  • Withholding Security Deposit: It is illegal for a landlord to illegally withhold your security deposit. If they do this, you can sue.
  • Contract Issues: If a landlord breaches the lease agreement, you can also sue.
  • Terrible Living Conditions: A landlord has a legal responsibility to provide you with adequate, healthy living conditions. This includes access to water, heating, and other basic necessities. If they fail to do this, you can also sue.
  • Illegal Evictions: In certain situations, you may be able to sue your landlord when they attempt to evict you. Contact an attorney to determine whether or not your eviction is legal.

Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today

If you have been searching for a qualified, experienced landlord/tenant attorney in Massachusetts, look no further than the Law Offices of Johnson, Sclafani & Moriarty. We have considerable experience with landlord/tenant laws, and we have helped many tenants fight for their rights. If you feel that you have been harmed, mistreated, or harassed in any way by your landlord, reach out and book your consultation today. We can go over your legal options together and guide you towards a positive outcome. Call us now for a free initial consultation. 413-732-8356