Massachusetts Law Blog

September 2018

MA Tenants: 5 More Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You to Know!

Attorney Shivick discusses 5 More Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want you to Know: Tenant Rights Under Massachusetts Law. Nothing in this video

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Massachusetts Residential Security Deposit Law (3x Deposit)  – M.G.L. c.186 s.15B

Massachusetts Residential Security Deposit Law (3x Deposit) – M.G.L. c.186 s.15B

When moving into an apartment or rental in Massachusetts, the landlord is limited to charging a First Month’s Rent, Last Month’s Rent,

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August 2018
FAQ: Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Questions Answered

FAQ: Massachusetts Landlord-Tenant Questions Answered

Q: What is a Summary Process case?  A: It’s the same thing as an eviction case in Massachusetts. It’s the only way

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The City Notified Me To Evict My Tenant, What Do I Do?

If you received a notice from a city or municipality in Massachusetts stating you must evict your tenant for violation of Massachusetts

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Eviction Case: Timeline In Massachusetts

Eviction Case: Timeline In Massachusetts

The Massachusetts tenant has a right to an eviction case per case law and M.G.L. c.186 and c.239, except for rare circumstances

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March 2018

5 Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You To Know

Attorney Shivick briefly discusses 5 important issues that every Massachusetts residential tenant should know about. In order to obtain legal advice, you

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MA Tenants: Quiet Enjoyment & Bad Conditions: Tenant Rights Under Massachusetts Law

Attorney Shivick discusses Apartment Warranties and tenant rights under Massachusetts law, including Implied Warranty of Habitability and Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment. In

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MA Tenant Anti-Retaliation Laws: Tenant Rights Under Massachusetts Law

Attorney Shivick discusses issues to consider when facing Retaliation by a Landlord against a Tenant in Massachusetts – as a defense to

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Shivick’s Appellate Work Has Lasting Consequences for Massachusetts Tenants

My firm shuts down the most unlawful businesses, including landlords and debt collectors, as shown below. Here, I argued in the Court

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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

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