Here, you’ll find landlord-tenant resources I’ve put together on Massachusetts landlord-tenant law.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Overview of what happens when a landlord-tenant lease expires and the tenant remains in the rental unit
Advice for landlords and tenants in deciding whether to hire a lawyer for a landlord-tenant dispute
Overview of Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Law
Overview of the right to a speedy civil trial in Massachusetts and how it applies to landlords and tenants
Overview of Massachusetts’s Housing Court and how landlords and tenants can use this forum for resolving landlord-tenant disputes.
Landlords and tenants sometimes need the court to do more than award possession of an apartment or monetary damages. This is an overview of the power of courts to make judicial orders and how this can help landlords and tenants
Overview of the Massachusetts eviction process (“summary process”) for landlords and tenants
Advice for landlords to avoid “self-help” in addressing problems with Massachusetts tenants
Overview of the procedure for seeking additional time for a Massachusetts tenant to remain in a rental property after eviction
Discussion of the procedure required for a Massachusetts landlord to inspect a tenant’s apartment
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Resource for landlords and tenants on appealing a Massachusetts eviction (“summary process”) case
Advice for landlords and tenants on taking pictures of a rental property before and after a rental agreement begins
Landlord-tenant resource on small claims court and how this forum can be useful for resolving minor legal claims
Overview of breaking a Massachusetts lease for landlords and tenants
Advice from a Massachusetts judge for landlords and tenants
Resource for Massachusetts landlords in deciding whether to sue a tenant for money
Resource for Massachusetts landlords in deciding how to purchase a rental property
Advice on “cash for keys” deals for Massachusetts eviction cases
Landlord-tenant resource on the use of mediation in resolving Massachusetts landlord-tenant disputes
Overview of raises in rent for Massachusetts landlords and tenants