Originally Posted by justice for all
Hingham Court has a small claims court. One of the criminals wrote up a claim stating he did work for me totalling a massive 240 hours @ 25.per hour covering the cost of the rent owed.There was no work to be done-it is a beautiful apt with antique mahogany door casings windows and french doors. I have pictures showing this from before. He brought this claim (against the rent owed-they have not paid for 5 months) and Brockton took it under advisement. Completely false claim=he didn't have 240 hrs. Plus i was there each week. They moved in 10-1-I sent 14 day notice to quit on 11-14. Hand delivered and mailed--Yesterday I sent a certified letter telling them to immediately get their stuff out of my cellar and garage-They have stuff stored illegally. I have to get the police when I go over because they are known to the police. The lease clearly states-no one allowed in the cellar as I have storage there. The garage is not the apt. I will next file criminal complaints against these scammers/squatters. The Brockton Associate Justice said he has 30 to 60 or 90 days to make a decision. Where is the justice? I need a good lawyer to sue this corrupt state. I am sending material to Scott Brown, Mitt Romney, and Fox News GlennBeck. No justice in Massachusetts.
This is what I suspected......they sued you first which is a trick in some jurisdictions to keep the matter out of housing court. The case should have been consolidated by now.
I suggest you retain an attorney who has experience
in this area. IMO suing the state will get you nowhere. Further, I beleive your goal is to simply get these people out. All other remedies are minuscule compared to the real property you own.
I am providing a link to the Lawyers Referral Service in the Massachusetts State Bar Association. Personally, I would not try to do this Pro Se
as you appear to have been conducting this matter. Nor would I go to a clinic run by a law school as their express purpose is for the student to learn, on your case.
Getting some lawyer to do it Pro Bono
is foolhardy at best, you are clearly stating that this is investment property while hoping someone will do this for no pay.
Thank you for providing a more detailed background as I needed to see if what I thought was occurring here did in fact happen. I will say all parties have rights here and only through the trial process will you be able to sort things out.
Once you have an attorney and that person issues a letter of representation these people may want to leave as your attorney will do those things that people hate attorneys for: that person will zealously protect your interests. Get a "tiger"
and pay the freight you will not regret it. BTW if the lawyer you are considering attempts to charge for a consultation....dump him. Any attorney worth his salt will see you free of charge for the initial consultation.