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2012 Taylor v Beaudry (Security Deposits)

There were a couple of disturbing things that happened during July 2012 First, the Legislature ignored again for another year our pleas to pass mandatory rent escrow to make retaliation against landlords (otherwise known as “the free rent trick”) illegal in MA. Their session came to an end...
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MGL 231, 6F and 6G (bad-faith, frivolous lawsuits)

  Section 6F.  Costs, expenses and interest for insubstantial, frivolous or bad faith claims or defenses   Upon motion of any party in any civil action in which a finding, verdict, decision, award, order or judgment has been made by a judge or justice or by a jury,...
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MGL 139, sec 19 (speedy eviction)

Section 19. If a tenant or occupant of a building or tenement, under a lawful title, uses such premises or any part thereof for the purposes of prostitution, assignation, lewdness, illegal gaming, or the illegal keeping or sale of alcoholic beverages, as defined in section one of chapter...
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MGL 186, sec 20 (attorney fees in lease)

MGL 186, Section 20. Whenever a lease of residential property shall provide that in any action or summary proceeding the landlord may recover attorneys’ fees and expenses incurred as the result of the failure of the tenant to perform any covenant or agreement contained in such lease, or...
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