Many homeowners use “standard form leasing.” While these standard leases are generally weighted in favour of landlords, you can ask an owner to add or take certain conditions so that a rental agreement is more suited to your situation. If, for example.B. there is no pet clause in the rental agreement and the owner agrees that you might have a pet, you should add it to the rental agreement. If you change a lease – either by adding or removing words – make sure that you and your landlord write your initials next to each change. 16 . This clause describes two types of obligations that you may have to deal with an owner after leaving an apartment. It`s called damage. This means that as soon as you leave, the landlord can sue you because of the difference between the rent agreed for the rest of the lease and the “fair rental value” of the apartment. The other type of obligation is called “compensation.” This means that at the end of a tenancy agreement, a landlord can sue a tenant for the amount the landlord has lost because the tenant is gone. In general, the owner cannot take legal action for both reasons – damages.
Gardiner v. Parsons, 224 Mass. 347, 350 (1916); Cotting v. Hooper, Lewis and Co., 220 Mass. 273, 274 (1915). The owner`s decision in this case is crucial because it determines when legal action can be taken. Commissioner of the Ins. v. Massachusetts Accident Co., 310 Mass.
769, 772 (1942); Hermitage Co. v. Levine, 248 N.Y. 333, 337 (1928) (Cardozo, C. J.). A landlord must also make “reasonable efforts” to find a new tenant, to keep his losses because of the empty apartment of the apartment. Even if a tenancy agreement stipulates that a landlord can claim legal fees if he sues a tenant for breaking a tenancy agreement, state law states that a tenant can also claim legal fees when a tenant sues a landlord and wins the case, even if the rental contract does not provide for it. G.L.c. 186, No. 20. Public and subsidized tenants may not be charged court fees or legal fees, except in the event of a Tribunal ruling.
Springfield Housing Auth. v. Oldham-King, 12 Mass. App. Ct. 935, 935 (1981) (Rescript). The late payment clause states that you must pay more money to the landlord if you do not pay your rent on time. The “late” can be defined as being at any time after the sixth of the month. If you only pay a few days late and your landlord asks for a fine of 5 or 10 dollars, you will not have to pay the fine.