Massachusetts law allows a landlord to file in District Court as well as Housing Court. This is because Housing Court is a relatively “new” court that was initiated in the 1970s and 80s. The result was that certain areas, like the upper and lower Cape, were not covered by Housing Court jurisdiction, leaving the District…Read more
What is c.93A, the Consumer Protection Law?
The reasons for utilizing c.93A are obvious in a person-to-business consumer transaction: if the consumer sends a c.93A demand letter and the recipient does not respond within 30 days with a reasonable settlement offer, then the court could double or triple the amount of damages recovered by the claimant, plus costs and attorney’s fees. M.G.L….Read more
What can a landlord charge a tenant to move into an apartment in Massachusetts?
Attorney Shivick has successfully prosecuted hundreds of cases against Massachusetts landlords over the last 10 years, and has a proven track record of collecting money judgments against small and large landlords.Read more
Top 5 Mistakes Tenants Make With Their Landlord
1. What Did You Sign? The most common mistake most tenants in Massachusetts make is foregoing legal representation during eviction cases. The most common effect and pitfall there is signing an Agreement for Judgment in negotiation or mediation that signs away all the tenants’ rights – often giving up tens of thousands in compensation because the…Read more
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 is intended as a substitute for consulting with an attorney. Nothing in this video is to be constued as legal advice.Read more