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Archive: 2017

December 29, 2017

What Are My Landlords Obligations to Make My Apartment Habitable?

It is not enough that you have a roof over your head. Your landlord is required to keep your home habitable. But, what exactly does “habitable” mean?

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November 30, 2017

Is This Lease Fair?

When you sign a lease, you are signing a contract. This means you and the landlord agree to abide by all terms contained within the document. Therefore, before you sign, read the lease carefully and make sure you understand the terms

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October 31, 2017

Can My Landlord Evict Me for No Reason? Eviction Without Cause in Massachusetts

“A landlord can’t just convict me for no reason, can it?” The answer to that question is unfortunately “yes” if the tenant’s lease has already expired. The landlord is under no obligation to renew a lease or allow the tenant to remain.

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September 26, 2017

Common Landlord-Tenant Disputes and Ways to Get Through Them

The landlord-tenant relationship may involve a business agreement. However, when a contract involves the home of one of the parties, it is far more personal than many other legal documents. Even in Boston, where the law focuses on looking out for tenants, common issues can become emotionally-charged and challenging to resolve.

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August 25, 2017

Tenant Rights to Discrimination-Free Rentals

Federal legislation prohibits housing discrimination of six protected classes, and Massachusetts law extends the list even further. Although tenants can often recognize the signs when landlords subject them to housing discrimination, they may not always recognize less-obvious signals. When landlord actions seem illogical or unfair, a discussion with a Boston tenant lawyer can help clarify tenant rights under the law.

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