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Property Law Keyed to Singer
Slavin v. Rent Control Board of Brookline
Citation:548 N.E.2d 1226 (Mass. 1990)
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Myers rented an apartment from Slavin. The lease stated: “Occupancy of Premises — Tenant shall not assign nor underlet any part or the whole of the premises, nor shall permit to be occupied for a period longer than a temporary visit by anyone except the individuals specifically named in the first paragraph of this tenancy, their spouses, and any children born to them hereafter, without first obtaining on each occasion the assent in writing of Landlord.” Following a hearing to evict Myers, the Board found that Myers had allowed an unauthorized person to occupy his apartment without Slavin’s consent. However, it also found that Slavin acted unreasonably because she refused to allow Myers to bring in someone new after his original cotenant moved out.
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