Posts made in January, 2018

FY18 MA Budget Brings New Housing Court Map, Jurisdiction

With passing of the FY18 Massachusetts budget, the Massachusetts Trial Court has undertaken an expansion of its Housing Court system. What was formerly known as Western, Boston, Worcester, Northeast, and Southeast Housing Courts have been redistricted and rebranded to Western, Learn more

Narcissistic or Aloof Massachusetts Landlord May Trigger Quiet Enjoyment and Anti-Retaliation Statutes

There is a constant whine in Massachusetts akin to the Taos hum.  It appears on further inspection to be Massachusetts landlords continually griping about the alleged unfairness of Massachusetts landlord-tenant law – despite winning the supermajority of judgments in eviction Learn more

Massachusetts Commercial Tenants Do Have Rights When Commercial Landlord Does Wrong

Commercial landlords in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have many fewer responsibilities than their residential counterparts. These commercial landlords enjoy an increased bargaining power due to the very limited space zoned for business. They do not face the same implied warranties Learn more