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

January 15, 2019

Unemployment Compensation Benefits for Federal Employees in Massachusetts

Federal employees who are not working due to the shutdown furlough may be eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Massachusetts (also called UI benefits). However, it is important to note that federal employees will be responsible to repay the UI benefits if Congress approves retroactive pay for the furlough period...

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January 3, 2018

Guidance for Federal Employees Facing Financial Insecurity

The Boston Bar Lawyer Referral Service will be closely monitoring the government shutdown, how it will affect federal government employees, particularly those in Massachusetts, and will continue to post relevant resources and guidance. If you have any questions at all, please connect with one of our intake staff at 617-742-0625, and we will connect you to resources and referrals for legal assistance....

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December 28, 2018

Slip & Fall Accidents on Snow & Ice: When To Call a Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents could result in various types of injuries, including abrasions, fractures, and concussions, and in rare instances very serious injuries. If you have had a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property in Massachusetts, you could be eligible to obtain compensation...

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