AiVi Nguyen Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s “‘Community fees’ contested under security deposit law”

A case scheduled to be heard next month by the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) asks whether assisted living facilities fall under the security deposit statute, and if so, if they are violating its requirements by charging community fees of new residents.

In the SJC case Ryan v. Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp., AiVi Nguyen, who is representing Mary Ann Morse Healthcare, maintains that assisted-living residences should not be treated like residential real estate. She says in her brief:

“Holding that the Legislature intended that [assisted living residences] be bound by all the requirements of the Landlord-Tenant Laws would render meaningless the partial incorporation of the laws only to the context of evictions.”

Oral arguments in the case are scheduled to be heard by the SJC on September 9.

Continue reading “‘Community fees’ contested under security deposit law” on the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly website (subscription required).

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