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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

October 9, 2020

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

Currently, there is an eviction and foreclosure moratorium in effect in Massachusetts until October 17th, 2020. Despite this temporary ban, you would still have to pay rent/mortgage.

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September 16, 2020

Schools Reopening in MA: What You Need to Know

With the school year officially starting, many are concerned about which districts will be having school in-person this fall. In the state of Massachusetts, only 15 districts will be fully open for instruction while another 113 districts will be fully remote.

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August 31, 2020

COVID-19: Virtual Hearing Resource Guides

The BBA is excited to release Virtual Hearing Resource Guides for cases in Probate and Family Court, Housing Court and District Courts. These guides contain fundamental information and best practices to successfully navigate virtual hearings in the courts...

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