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Massachsetts Security Deposit

I am a Massachusetts landlord. My tenant signed a 1 yr lease in 12/15. He now wants to break the lease due to a nervous breakdown. I have not spoken with him directly(only his mother) since he is institionalized. My questions are: Am I entitled to keep the security deposit he paid upon moving in since he broke the lease? Can I start to show the apt to new, potential renters without his express permission? his mom said it was ok..  Is it worth suing for unpaid rent on a broken lease? Thank you, Kay
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You will need to start the official eviction process, but it should go smoothly and you will need to store belongings for at least 30 days or until the tenant/tenants responsible party claims it. You will need to send all of the proper notification.
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