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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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 like a police raid – covered instead by M.G.L. c.139 s.19.┬áMerely changing the locks or using other “self-help” means for eviction will likely result in the tenant winning money from the landlord and…

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MA Quiet Enjoyment & Bad Conditions: 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 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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MA Anti-Retaliation Laws: 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 eviction and/or as a claim against the landlord. 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…

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