I’m curious to know if there is current legislation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in regards to Tenant/Landlord laws. On several occasions, I have experienced blatant invasion of privacy from my current Landlord. He has entered my apartment without notice, or warning, only to discover that I am present.
I understand that a Landlord needs to gain access to apartments to oversee maintenance issues and other potentials emergencies. However, he has a history of entering the premises when he sees fit. This is very unsettled and a clear violation of my right to privacy as a tenant, not to mention a security concern—his behavior has slipped into the realm of stalking..
I would appreciate any suggestions you may have on how to solve this dilemma.
For tenants rights advice, my suggestion would be to contact Cambridge/Somerville Office Legal Services: 60 Gore Street, Suite 203, Cambridge, MA 02141 Voice: 617-603-2700 They are experts in tenant side real estate law.
Depending on how intrusive and inappropriate the visits have been you might also want to contact the Cambridge Police.
Thank you for the suggestion…looking forward to a peaceful resolution.
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