The legal process of obtaining possession of rental property always requires a landlord to bring a formal court case against a tenant, known as an eviction (formally referred to as “summary process” in Massachusetts). However, filing an eviction alone does more »
Author: Adam T. Sherwin, Esq.
New Housing Court rules will take effect in June 2023, changing how this trial court operates. Since the pandemic, Housing Court has significantly changed its court procedures and operations. Many of these changes, in my opinion, have been long overdue. more »
Several weeks ago, the Supreme Judicial Court issued an important decision concerning eviction settlement agreements. The full decision, Darcey v. Burgess, is included below. The facts of the case are fairly straightforward. A tenant filed a lawsuit in Housing Court more »
Settling real estate disputes is my goal for every case I take on. In nearly every circumstance, both parties in a legal dispute can better resolve the matter without prolonged litigation or trial. In this blog post, I’ll share some more »
Housing Court Specialist Status Conferences are one of the many changes to the court system during and after the pandemic. In this post, I’ll discuss the roles of these conferences in the Massachusetts eviction process. Eviction Overview In Massachusetts (like more »