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January 31, 2019

Your Landlord Wants to Renovate or Repair Your Apartment: What Are Your Rights?

Sometimes when a rental property is occupied, a landlord will decide that repairs or renovations are necessary or desirable. But living in an apartment when repairs or renovations are underway can be noisy, uncomfortable, and even dangerous.

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December 31, 2018

What To Do After You Receive a Notice to Quit: Defenses to Eviction

The first thing a Boston eviction defense lawyer will tell you after you receive a notice to quit your rental home is, “don’t panic.”

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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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