Michael J. Shivick, Esq.

FAQ: I RECEIVED A NOTICE TO QUIT, DO I HAVE TO MOVE OUT AT THE END OF THE NOTICE?

No, you do not have to move out of a residential tenancy until a court orders you out after a hearing. You may have received a 7, 14, 30, or period’s notice to quit and each has a different effect Learn more

FAQ: MY TENANT WON’T LET ME IN TO THE APARTMENT. WHAT DO I DO?

The landlord should file for an injunction in housing court seeking access to the apartment. Some landlords avoid this to prevent the court from finding out about other things going on at the property. Learn more

FAQ: MY LANDLORD WON’T MAKE REPAIRS. WHAT DO I DO?

First move is to take pictures of everything. Then call the local code enforcement and get an inspection rolling asap. Check out the “Massachusetts State Sanitary Code” 105 CMR 410.000 to see what other Sanitary Code violations your landlord may Learn more