Massachusetts Amenity Fee Cases
Pastor Law Office has brought cases challenging the collection of amenity fees, application fees and other fees from residential tenants by Massachusetts landlords, where these fees are alleged to be in violation of Massachusetts law. These cases seek the refund to current and former tenants of the unlawfully collected fees, with interest. In Kinsella/Cohen v. Seaport Apartments LLC, claims were made on behalf of a class of current and former tenants for refund of unlawfully collected amenity fees and pet fees. The case has been settled, with a settlement fund sufficient to refund all of the amenity fees paid by class members, plus a portion of the pet fees paid by the class. Pastor Law Office also brought suit against Equity Residential Management LLC, lessor of more than 6,000 Massachusetts rental units, for refund of unlawfully collected amenity or move-in fees, application fees and pet fees, on behalf of a class of current and former Massachusetts tenants.