Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Sep. 5, 2013

Notable & Quotable


Tenants' rights

"Remember that a landlord cannot retaliate against a tenant for exercising his or her legal rights. For example, if a landlord attempts to raise your rent, or terminate your lease within six months of you contacting the board of health pursuant to sanitary code violations in your apartment, the landlord's conduct will be presumed as retaliatory. The landlord will then have the burden to prove that his or her conduct was not the result of the tenant exercising his or her rights.

MBA Young Lawyers Division Barnstable/Duke/Nantucket County Director Adam Ponte,, Aug. 29

Ponte provided insight into tenants' rights as Boston renters prepared for Sept. 1, the start of the 2013-14 rental season.