Massachusetts Tenant Pursuing Their Landlord Suits
Different leases can span across all sorts of rules and changes. If you believe you have reason to pursue your landlord with legal action against them, call Your Legal Rights Advocates. Most suits conducted by a tenant against their landlord take place after the tenant has already moved out or been forced to vacate the premises. Lawsuits are most commonly on the topic of lost or disagreements on security deposits, wrongful eviction, retaliation, and other money-related issues or lesser claims. If you believe you need to pursue your landlord with a legal suit, call the team at Your Legal Rights Advocates, where we specialize in landlord/tenant law.
If you are still in possession of your premises you’re having a disagreement on, there are other examples of suits. Two of these types of suits are called breach of quiet enjoyment and breach of warranty of habitability.
Breach of Quiet Enjoyment
A breach of quiet enjoyment may occur if the landlord fails to make necessary repairs, fails to provide, or interferes with the utilities as required per the terms of the lease. This also includes the landlord entering the premises without permission or prior notification to the tenant. Other examples of this breach of contract could be excessive noises that haven’t been silenced or overall disturbing the peace of you, the tenant. As the tenant, you have rights to enjoy a quiet, peaceful property during your occupancy. The team at Your Legal Rights is happy to help you pursue your landlord in the event that your rights are breached.
Breach of the Warranty of Habitability
Another example of a reason to pursue your landlord with a tenant suit is for a breach of the warranty of habitability. This happens if your landlord fails to ensure that the conditions of your premises are safe and fit for human habitation. These qualities include:
- Lack of utilities
- Lack of sewage disposal
- Pest infestation
- Structural damage that poses a risk to you, the tenant
- Any risk to physical safety and health
- Structure not being up to date on specific building codes