Here is a question I am often asked from my landlord clients: Can I recover the rent that I am owed from a tenant? The answer: it depends. In deciding whether to pursue a claim for damages, a landlord needs more »
Month: January 2015
Landlord/tenant issues are often affected by the particular type of business organization involved in these matters. A landlord is either a sole proprietor or a business organization, most often a limited liability company (“LLC”) or corporation. A sole proprietor more »
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts reached a settlement with several large banks over illegal foreclosure practices against homeowners. This settlement, among other things, requires these banks to pay monetary damages and assist homeowners with correcting defective title issues resulting from void foreclosures. The settlement is a more »
The Boston Globe recently reported that Massachusetts former homeowners who have been foreclosed are facing deficiency judgment lawsuits from their lenders. I had written about this topic before, and now it appears that these suits are occurring in greater numbers for former homeowners more »
FAQ: I’ve Received a Notice about a Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act Case Against Me. What Should I Do?
Question: I’ve received a notice about a Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act against me. What should I do? Answer: The Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) is a federal law that provides certain protections for those in military service. For foreclosure, the SCRA generally more »