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Archive: 2018

November 30, 2018

Does a Tenant Need Approval to Sublet?

Sometimes, even when you had the best of intentions, you just are not able to honor the full term of your lease. Perhaps you are a college student returning home for the summer. Maybe you took a job in a new city and need to move; or maybe you want to get away from insufferable roommates.

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October 31, 2018

Security Deposits and the Law: How Boston Landlords Can Avoid Costly Mistakes

One of the most heavily regulated areas of landlord-tenant law revolves around security deposits. The Massachusetts laws regarding tenant security deposits can be confusing and hard to follow, so it is no surprise that this is a common area where landlords make mistakes.

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September 28, 2018

The Place You Rent is in Foreclosure. Now What?

You have been a great tenant for years. You pay your rent on time each and every month and treat your landlord’s property as if it were your own. Now the unthinkable has happened. The place that you call home has gone into foreclosure.

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August 31, 2018

Lease Terms: How Long Should They Be?

A Boston landlord tenant lawyer can provide comprehensive advice to property owners and to renters in negotiating the terms of a lease agreement. There are many provisions that need to be included in a lease, including details about what a tenant is permitted to do with the property and how much a tenant will pay to rent the space.

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July 31, 2018

The Pros and Cons of a Month-to-Month Lease

A Boston tenant lawyer can provide advice to both landlords and tenants on key issues inherent with lease agreements. One of the most important issues that may need to be addressed is the length of the lease term.  For residential tenants, it is very common to sign a one year lease, which would mean the tenant is obligated to stay and pay rent for a year and the landlord cannot evict the tenant without cause or raise rent during this one year period of time.

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