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Archive: 2016

December 27, 2016

The Ins and Outs of Evicting Tenants For Cause

Most Massachusetts landlords are well aware of the overall process required to evict tenants. They may be less aware, however, that the reasons for evictions play an important role in the rules behind the actual eviction process.

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December 20, 2016

Handling Rent Payment Delays With a Holiday Spirit

'Tis the season for making lofty holiday gift purchases, but when tenants go overboard on their holiday spending, they can fall short when rent time rolls around. Do holiday-related missed rent payments automatically signal the need to begin eviction proceedings?

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November 25, 2016

Landlords: How Much Security Must You Provide for Tenants?

Providing housing to multiple families carries significant responsibilities. In addition to handling legal issues ranging from leases to tenant complaints, maintaining habitable premises is a detailed and time-consuming process. Clearly, this means that buildings must meet certain basic requirements such as providing running water, kitchen facilities and heat.

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November 18, 2016

Boston Landlord Tenant Lawyer Explains When Children Can be Prohibited From Rental Units

The Fair Housing Act protects families against housing discrimination based on many factors, including ensuring that children cannot be prohibited from living in rental properties. Still, large numbers of baby boomers have residential needs as well — and many prefer to live in adults-only communities.

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October 31, 2016

Constructive Evictions Give Tenants Certain Rights

Leases may hold tenants responsible for paying rent over a defined period, but no one should have to pay rent for unlivable property conditions. When the only option is moving out, tenants often have the right to recover rent and other damages. These complex legal cases are often highly-interpretive, however. .Without support from a Boston tenant lawyer who knows how to prepare a case and present all details in court, renters can unfairly lose their rights

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