Areas of Law

Landlord / Tenant

When should I contact a Housing Lawyer?

  • I am a being evicted from my apartment.
  • I have children living with me and the house is not de-leaded.
  • I am a landlord and my tenant has not been paying rent.
  • I need to move but I signed a lease agreement.
  • I am a tenant and my landlord refuses to repair things in my house.

Why should I hire a lawyer?

Landlord/Tenant cases can be challenging. Hiring a qualified lawyer to work on your case can help lead to a positive outcome and can make sure your rights are protected.

How do I choose a Housing Lawyer?

Because filing a housing case can be complicated, it is important to hire a lawyer with past experience who is familiar with landlord/tenant law. A good place to start your search is the Boston Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. We have lawyers with vast experience handling this type of case. A qualified lawyer can review your specific situation and guide you through the process.

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News & Events

Jan 20, 2020

New Court Resource: Superior Court Statewide Conciliation Program

The Superior Court has announced a new statewide conciliation program for civil cases beginning January 19, 2021, in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Worcester Counties. The Superior Court plans to expand the program to other counties later in 2021...

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January 14, 2021

Resources for Renters, Homeowners, and Landlords During COVID-19

The Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General has released a resource to help tenants that are facing eviction know their rights. This resource includes useful information regarding court orders, financial help, and useful info for hearings. It gives useful tips on tenant’s rights, such as...

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December 24, 2020

LRS Holiday Hours Update

Due to the upcoming holiday season, our phone lines will be closed until January 4th, 2021. You are still able to receive referrals online, 24/7 by going to our website here and clicking “Get Started”. If you are having technical issues with the website, or would need extra assistance, please email us at lrs@bostonbar.org.

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