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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