Appealing Section 8 Termination is Often the Right Decision

Massachusetts tenants have complained to me about the callousedness they face from their landlords – as well as their subsidy administrators (housing authority). The rules governing administration of Section 8 housing subsidies are spelled out at 24 CFR 982, et seq., and a copy of the tenancy addendum spelling out the majority of those regulations…

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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, Security Deposit, and a one-time reasonable lock and key charge. That’s it and the Last and Security cannot exceed the monthly rent. The Massachusetts Security Deposit Law is renowned for its triple-damages clause…

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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 to get a tenant out in Massachusetts. Self help evictions are illegal. Q; What is a Notice to Quit?  A: A notice to quit is a carryover from English common law – which…

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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 must consult a licensed attorney. Nothing in this video is a valid substitute for consulting with a licensed attorney.

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