What to do if I moved in here a;mosy a month ago under the pretense I would have a washer/dryer, a dishwasher and cable service?

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What to do if I moved in here a;mosy a month ago under the pretense I would have a washer/dryer, a dishwasher and cable service?

Now yesterday she tells me she is taking the washer/dryer from my apartment for her apartment, as she does not have one upstairs right now. Can she do that? Also, the dishwasher doesn’t work, which I discovered day 1 and she knew about, and only one cable jack works. Should I be paying full rent with these issues? And can she take the washer dryer like that? That’s the whole reason I moved in! We are month to month tenants, so I don’t think there is anything in the lease about these appliances, but she did say they were included with the apartment which is why moved here. The cable is In the lease, so she needs to fix that.

Asked on December 10, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Massachusetts

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country what you had in the rental unit when you took possession of it belongs with the unit. If your landlord is taking items then you very well have a reason to terminate your month-to-month lease.


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