Posted by Anna on May 26, 2000 at 07:41:06:
In Reply to: Re: Breaking a lease in Boston. posted by Ben on May 25, 2000 at 22:47:08:
: I did read all the current lease breaking postings, and didn't find any that were closely related to my situation.
Ah! but did you check out the MA section on TN Home? The second link on it is to a website by a MA attorney...
It is illegal in Mass to collect rent from two tenants for the same month.
Can they collect the break-lease fee? Maybe: it depends on the wording of your lease clause.
Another point: landlords in both Boston and NYC are notorious for NOT returning tenants' security deposits, forcing us to sue them in Small Claims: is that 'last month's rent' in addition to a deposit?
Lastly: closings get delayed more often than not: don't release the apartment until the vacant house's deed is delivered...
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